Boaters respond to Trust consultation

Here’s a taster of a recent article I wrote for Towpath Talk.  Boaters Respond to CRT Moorings Consultation On 24th January the Canal and River Trust invited canal users in the south to comment on some proposed changes to the maximum stay times at popular visitor mooring sites. The consultation ended on 1st March and…

Waterways World: The Timber Tradition

“There is something about boats that have history, individuality and have been worked by the hands of different people over many decades.” Last year I visited Bates Boatyard traditional sideslip and dry dock facilities and spoke to Jem Bates about the unique services his company provides. It was a fascinating interview and I could have…

How to Publish a Daily Twitter Newspaper

I recently created a daily paper for the National Community Boating Association.  The Community Boating Times supports both waterways and community regeneration. We share waterways updates, charity news and current affairs. You will find videos, photos, education, politics, tips and advice. If you’re on Twitter you may have seen other users tweeting their daily papers.…

Electric Boating on the Canal

This was a fascinating commission. I was asked to interview Jurgen Huber for Towpath Talk, about the boat he created: The Bauhaus Barge. Jurgen is passionate about sustainable living and cruising and has spent years looking into alternative power solutions for boats. The barge encompasses so many amazing ideas that I could only cram a…

Towpath Talk August 2012

Life in the Controlled Zone

So, as you laze around drinking cocktails and getting sunburnt in August (we can dream…) be sure to pick up the August issue of Towpath Talk to read. My article Life in the Controlled Zone is on page 100, and looks at what life is like on the London canals during the Olympics. Did the…

Waterways World Annual 2012

If you missed my article Boating With Kids in January’s Waterway’s World, it is now available again! It has been included in the Waterways World Annual 2012 with the title Children on Board. It describes my family’s lifestyle and includes plenty of tips for living aboard with kids and holidays aboard with kids. It’s all…