Sunday, 21 September 2008

Highest steamboat.

Last night we belive we where the highest steam boat in the country, certaily the highest steam narrowboat as we traveled trans-pennine through the standedge tunnel. The longest, highest, deepest canal tunnel ever built

More later. Photos to follow...

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Back on land for a few days.

Having being boating since Sunday of last week im now back home for two or three days before our passage through the Standedge tunnel.

We had an excellent run up from shackerstone, everything well went well, although on the approach to Stone the cental secontion of the grate broke in two and fell out.
 - Fortunatly however, as we have been expecting this to happen for a month or two we had a spare onboard. The previous one lasted eight years, and the spare was cast at the time time. The two side sections are still very servicable.

Standedge passage booked for Friday. Boat now waiting outside visitors center at DobCross.

We also got HADAR'ed. See NB Hadar's blog on my blogroll.

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Long time no see.

Been a while since the last post as ive been very busy.

National was a great success, including the lit boats parade.

Got to shackerstone well, but sadly it was rained off.

On to standedge and the hudderfeild canal then!