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Will You Teach Us Which Knots To Tie? by Hester Cox

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Fantastic Three Days (With a Special Crew Member). Words & photo's by Sarah Napier

We had a wonderful three day boat trip aboard Queenie in June 2015.  We’ve done quite a bit of boating and it was the most comfortable quality boat we have ever enjoyed.  Hester keeps the boat first class and…

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Moor Up & Visit The Altrincham Market. Words by Nick Johnson, photo's by Claire Harrison.

The company that run Altrincham Market are keen canal boaters. They’ve had a 70 foot canal boat called Jacob moored at Moore in Warrington (on the Bridgewater canal) for the last 30 years and have ‘circumnavigated’ Britain’s pastoral beauty by canal (and the Thames) twice with their 4 children. 
 
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First-Time Boaters' Long Weekender by @JulesHornbrook

As complete novices, a long weekend aboard Queenie was both daunting and exciting as we arrived for our essential instruction at the Bridgewater Marina. But nerves quickly gave way to confidence and enthusiasm as we yearned to get cracking - such was Hester’s easy-to-understand boating lesson. In…

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Way Upstream by Craig Johnson

The canal network across the UK now plays an underappreciated role in the country's culture.

In the 19th Century, however, the waterways had a vital role in the Industrial Revolution and impacted the wealth and the way-of-life.

But now the…

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