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Whispers on water - a photo journal of our life on the 'cut' dedicated to keeping family and friends informed of our whereabouts.

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Ambling the River Goyt

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29th Jan 2012, 18:52   comments (4)

Just Perfect Today

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28th Jan 2012, 18:16   comments (5)

Heading Our Way

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That cloud is level with us. The wonder of 'weather'
27th Jan 2012, 12:23   comments (0)

Winter Pays us a Visit

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1300hrs - snow, hail, lightning and thunder (all at once)!
27th Jan 2012, 12:01   comments (1)

Strines Under Strain

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1. Steps leading down beneath the aqueduct. I took this photo as the light was fading fast, highlighting the atmospheric dampness of the mist hanging heavy in the air on the path below.
2. Below the aqueduct.
3. Water leaking from the canal bed and through the stone wall of the aqueduct.
4. A close-up of the leak.

This leak has been steadily getting worse in the four years since we first came became aware of it, so it's good to see the work finally being undertaken to hopefully seal the leak once and for all.

The leak is due to be repaired during February when this section will be de-watered to carry out a repair to reinstate the integrity of the canal bed above the aqueduct.
26th Jan 2012, 22:56   comments (1)

Wilvir's World

24th Jan 2012, 14:41   comments (3)

'Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me'

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18th Jan 2012, 15:42   comments (4)

The Show Must Go On!

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1/2. Back to front.
3. Icy havoc.
4. Job done.

We awoke to find the ice had frozen into beautifully patterned swirls and various shades of frost during the night only to be spectacularly dashed to pieces as Narrowboat Alton with Brian at her helm headed home after a busy few days plying their trade.

On their outbound run, Brian and Ann-Marie moored Alton in front of us on a late Saturday afternoon in the dark and topped us up with coal as well as delivering to another two boats moored nearby. The sound of breaking ice early Sunday morning signalled the start of another busy day as Alton got underway to begin another full days work. Those two certainly put the hours in and are very much appreciated by the liveaboard community for providing crucial boat services and fuel deliveries throughout the winter months and in any weather conditions. Thanks again you two. Renaissance Canal Carrying,
17th Jan 2012, 19:16   comments (3)