Life Afloat: A History of the Floating Villages on London’s Tidal Thames

Although this documentary is scant on the subject of narrowboats, it’s really a fascinating look into the lifestyle of living

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What to read while traveling a canal

One of the things I love to do when traveling the canals is to read a book about canals. Of

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Phil, Tim and Pru on the Mon & Brec | Canal & River Trust

The Canal & River Trust has a nice little article about Timothy West and Prunella Scales and their recent (June

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YouTube Channels

There are several YouTube channels with information about narrowboating that I follow. Cruising the Cut Minimal List Narrowboat Experience Journey

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“Easy access” locks

A very nice feature of the locks on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal are the stairs at the bottom gate, but as usual when thinking about the process of turning a lock, I have to scratch my head when considering all the implications.

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Become a Friend | Canal & River Trust

I saw several blue-shirted CRT volunteers and employees promoting the Become a Friend scheme while on my May trip. It

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Day 3: Birmingham to Phepson Farm, 26.7 miles

On Saturday my goal was to go south from Birmingham, following the canal to Hanbury Wharf, just east of Droitwich

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