NarrowBoat Ezri – Into The Blue

Today I spent the day laying across Ezri’s rooftop with a small tin of blue paint and brush, beginning paint the hatch top, the runners and her hand/rope rails. Ezri is a dark blue and the idea is that I will highlight what I call her moving parts with a lighter blue, so people can…

Narrowboat Ezri- The Middlewich Breach

Sometime time on the 15th of March 2018 the embankment of aqueduct on the Middlewich branch of Shropshire Union canal collapsed, causing the water to drain into the River Wheelock leaving around 20 boats sat on the reminding canal bed. The canal is currently drained between Stanthorne Lock Wardle Lock on the south side of…

Narrowboat Ezri- The 100 Miles Adventure -The Voyage ‘Home’ 

Unlike the other story I know, this one doesn’t have any humpback whales, clocked starship or swing around the sun time travel, but what it does have is four swing bridges, low laying fog and one almost fall. But really in all  seriousness, Ezri is once again back at her home mooring and in a…

Narrowaboat Ezri – Locked Out Part Two

​ The line of people was all the way up the hill and getting longer. The weather was ice cold, its 10:30 am saturday but no-one really care there all wating to get into Lock 14 of the Peak Forest Canal at Marple. The Canal and River Trust have stopped there work on the lock…

Narrowboat Ezri – Leaving Littleborough – Part Three

The last part of leaving Littleborough, Tuesday morning me and Dad returned to Ezri and much our relief Ezri was now floating and had this time she’d stayed locked in place. I ran my checks and Ezri’s engine kicked in first time, but after the last few days, I was in little hurry to move…