Monthly Archives: December 2013

Where are all the women?

Everyone – this blog included – talks about the famous men of the waterways. The great engineers, like Brindley, Telford, Jessop and Rennie, who made it all possible. The working men through the ages. Tom Rolt and Robert Aickman, who

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Raw data

I’ve handed in the draft of my translated novel. Whoop de whoop! In celebration, and because I’m a little over words, I give you NUMBERS. Beautiful numbers. Here comes the summary of our cruising year (eight months, actually) from Yelvertoft

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Tom’s top ten waterways watering holes

The Ship’s Journal is a battered red diary where we jot down details of our trip.  Miles travelled, locks operated, diesel pumped, groceries purchased, wildlife spotted and moorings moored.  Indeed, Emily is, as I write, cheerfully mining the data therein,

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The Grand Union canal: a retrospective

  I suspect that, even if you don’t think of yourself as a canal person, you’ve heard of the Grand Union. If “Name a Canal” were ever a question on Family Fortunes, it would be the top answer. (By the

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Crisp winter day in Braunston

Our new home!  

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