Blog Archives

A Nightingale Sang On Hockwold Fen – Ouse Tributaries

Learn about the Great Ouse tributaries, river Lark, Little Ouse and Wissey with Narrowboater and local waterways expert Chris Howes. His formula for stress free living – relax and drink in the narrowboating experience.Read more ›

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Boating the Cambridge Backs with Chris Howes

More than half a century ago, one of the founding fathers of the Inland Waterways Association, Robert Aickman wrote about the “Seven Wonders of the Waterways”. I’ve boated each of these Wonders and ticked them off my ‘to visit’ list. AlthoughRead more ›

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Book Review – Voyage into England, by John Seymour

When Inland Waterways Association Region Chair Chris Howes sent me this book review. I immediately went to a well-known online book seller who offers prime delivery and placed an order.  As someone who had met Herb Everitt and Lou DoubledayRead more ›

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Old Bedford River Campaign and the Three Tuns pub

Following on from the IWA Campaign cruise on the Old Bedford river on 19th and 20th August 2018 prior to the IWA Festival at water at St Neots we can update you on the progress. Only one narrow boat madeRead more ›

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Old Bedford Campaign Cruise Aug 19-22 2018

A Guest blog from Waterways Campaigner and mooring customer John Revell. When Charlie and Pat Fox set up business in West End March in the 1960’s navigation on the Middle Level was very different from today. Stanground Lock was only 49′ longRead more ›

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Nene, Great Ouse and Middle Level Navigations – Points of interest, Places to visit

Mooring customer Chris Howes has shared his knowledge of the local waterways to assist our holiday makers, mooring customers and those navigators attending the St Neots Festival of water.  Chris is Chairman of the Inland Waterways Association Eastern Region andRead more ›

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