Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
Cotswold Canals Update - Bob Clarke joins the Cotswold Canal Trust's Saul Junction Boat Gathering for an update on restoration progress. Beginner's Guide Part 8 - Peter Caplen looks at other, perhaps more economical ways of owning a boat, by renovation or build-it-yourself kits. Capturing the Magic - Robert Hannaw gives a few hints and tips to enable you to take better canal photographs on your cruise this year. Bounty on The Broads - James Luckhurst explores the Norfolk Broads with his young son by sampling a long weekend break. Barging up the Thames - Julian Lovelock takes an April cruise aboard Thames Barge Yacht Vlacktbom on a trip from the Medway to St Katharine's Yacht Haven by the Tower of London. The Trail to the Lee & Stort - Part 3 - Nancy Laicombe takes the Nancy Bell through the City of London on the Regents Canal and onto the Lea. A Day in the Life - Ferry operator Margarita Ijddington who operates the chain ferry across the River Soar at Normanton. 100 Years Old, and Starting Again - Caroline Deacon visits an old Dutch Barge that has been converted into luxurious cruising accommodation. Profile: Branson Boats - Derek Pearson visits a Fenland based boat builder who uses cutting edge technology - literally! Towbar Antics - Joan Cumbers and her husband have been making and fitting towbars for years. Here she takes a (sometimes wry) look at the antics of some boat owners who trail Product Survey: Insulated Mugs - David Stokes keeps warm at the helm as he tries out the heat retaining potential of insulated drinking mugs. Boat Report: Rhapsody 29 - David Fuller takes to the Severn at Upton to test the latest in GRP cruisers, from Walton Marine. Two Pot Peg's Black Country Special - Peg hands over the stove to guest chef Graham Fisher as he-cooks up some special Black Country fare. Regulars: compass news diary wrg camps postbag gear shop eating out fleet street progress appeal collector's corner broads scene book club tribune recipe classified FREE WITH THIS ISSUE......is the third of our annual CruisePlanner guides to the waterways covering the Cheshire Ring. This popular cruiseway utilises a circle of waterways in the North West and incorporates some great contrasts in scenery. From the bowels of Manchester to the Peak country of Derbyshire, from the energetic locks of Heartbreak Hill to the lush Cheshire Plain, there's something for everyone.