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The Wet Web: July 2013

The Wet Web: July 2013

4 July 2013

Helen Gazeley cruises around some club sites as well as taking a peek at our new Trader page.

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Towpath Treasures: Neptune's Staircase

31 May 2013.

THE Roman god of the sea bellows over the Caledonian Canal from Neptune’s Staircase – Scotland’s spectacular staircase flight of eight locks. Neptune’s Staircase was built to allow ocean-going vessels to take giant steps, up a rise of 64ft, from the west side of Scotland, and to be carried inland by canal, leaving the sea behind.

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The Wet Web: June 2013

31 May 2013.

Helen Gazeley looks ahead to the holiday season

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Towpath Treasures: Braunston village

25 April 2013.

BRITAIN’S canals link city to city, meandering through open green countryside in between. The roving networks create a linear floating village where people connect and nod hello. Canals are all about travel, and relationships (by necessity) are formed quickly with passing strangers. Sometimes canal hubs develop with static clusters of boats and buildings that spread out on the canalside. Braunston is a canal village huddled in the best countryside of Northamptonshire.

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The Wet Web: Community boating

25 April 2013.

Helen Gazeley looks at community boat schemes.

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Making the books balance for waterways charities

27 March 2013.

WITH the end of the financial year, sorting out your taxes, although arduous and annoying, is a relatively straight-forward process.
For many, the annual interaction with HMRC, or its equally humourless website, has come to say more about who we are than the rhythms of the seasons, or how we are viewed by our neighbours, friends and family. After all, if HMRC sees us all as numbers (albeit individual ones) why shouldn’t we? In these austere times, we are used to talking about ourselves in financial language to the extent that the loss of Triple AAAs is understood to mean that our economy is not as robust as it could be, not the fact we have misplaced some very small batteries down the back of the sofa.

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The Wet Web: April 2013

26 March 2013.

Helen Gazeley finds some handy apps with boaters in mind.

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Towpath Treasures: National Waterways Museum

26 March 2013.

A MUSEUM, by definition, is meant to be a building where objects of interest are stored and exhibited, but the National Waterways Museum is a magnificent rebel. Its buildings are part of the whole show, and no matter where the eye spins, indoors or outdoors, there’s always something extraordinary to see.

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Give your dog a break

26 March 2013.

Harry Arnold shares his experiences of taking dogs on board

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A day out at Cadbury Bournville

28 February 2013.

BRITAIN’S chocolate canal launched our nation’s iconic indulgence. Birmingham’s canal network gave us the chocolate bar with the world famous label on it – Cadbury.

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