A blustery boggy Bugsworth Basin – but a brilliant first trading weekend

'The Wizard of Oz' turned out to be a very appropriate theme for the Buxworth Community Gala. There were times I wondered if Dorothy herself had returned, and the storm-like conditions were taking us to a magical '... there's no place like home' destination. Barry's newly constructed canopy (see above taken Friday evening) came a cropper … Continue reading A blustery boggy Bugsworth Basin – but a brilliant first trading weekend

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Meandering up the Macclesfield Canal for our first festival of 2016

It feels like longer than five months since our last festival at Stourbridge in October. Fortunately we're not totally reliant on such events for income. Winter has been slow for The Home Brew Boat sales, but significantly better than previous years. Last week something happened; as if people suddenly woke up and realised spring is … Continue reading Meandering up the Macclesfield Canal for our first festival of 2016

Grindley Brook to Rode Heath via Brighton!

Continuing with my normal pattern of around 40% of the time off the boat and 60% on, I returned last Thursday from a jaunt around the country connecting with friends and family. Firstly I spent 24 hours with my eldest daughter and grandsons, as we'd moored overnight at Grindley Brook, a ten minute drive from … Continue reading Grindley Brook to Rode Heath via Brighton!