Book 14

Canal Cruising 2018

An eBook and website by Cyril J Wood

 

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The title photograph shows sunset over the Bridgewater Canal at Walton

 

This section of the Canalscape Website is dedicated to the memory of John Moult who died in February of this year

 

Contents

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Chapter 1 - Canalmanac 2018 Part 1

  Chapter 2 - Easter Escape Cruise 2018
  Chapter 3 - Canalmanac 2018 Part 2
  Chapter 4 - Summer Cruise 2018

 

Chapter 5 - Canalmanac 2018 Part 3

Canalography 2018

Tailpiece

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Chapter 1 - Canalmanac 2018 Part 1 (in preparation)

Winter Mooring by canal artist Pete Tuffrey

Our first trip up to Agden in 2018 was on Saturday the 13th January. We arranged to meet Paul and Ollie Savage up there but we were delayed due to a screw in one of the car's tyres and the complete tyre having to be replaced. After an hour and quite a few pounds lighter we left for Agden. When we arrived at the moorings Alan Savage had the kettle on for a cuppa before we went down to check on the boat. When we had caught up with the latest news and finished our cuppas we walked down the moorings to out boat and checked that everything was okay.

Front view of Squirrel on its moorings on a grey, winter's day

It was a grey day and I was please to see that the solar panel was charging half an amp... not a lot but enough to keep the batteries ticking over. Even so I started the engine and let it run for an hour or so whilst I did a few jobs. When we had completed all we set out to do we had another cuppa with Paul and Ollie and discussed our plans for the forthcoming year including a trip to Crick Boat Show and the dates for our summer holiday cruise along the Llangollen and Montgomery Canals. With our cuppas finished and the boat put back to bed we loaded the car and set off for home.

2018 started off sadly for Lymm Cruising Club. First we had the death of Leo Pollard. Leo was a past Commodore, Chairman and Vice-President of Lymm CC and one of the characters of the Club.

Leo Pollard - Vice President of Lymm Cruising Club

Not long afterwards the death of John Moult was announced. As well as being a personal friend, John was a past Commodore, Past President and the last post he held was that of Harbourmaster, a position that he held for twenty six years. John and his wife Beryl are lifetime members of the Club and had blue and yellow (the colours of Lymm CC) blood running through his veins. There is not a single member that hasn't benefited from his experience, expertise and knowledge. I first met John and Beryl in 1989 and over the years have spent many happy hours in his presence and shared many a laugh with him. I enjoyed being in his company, feel honoured to have known him and to have classed him as one of my friends. He will be greatly missed by Ange and myself as well as his family and members of Lymm CC.  Our thoughts are with Beryl and the family at this time and I have dedicated this section of Canalscape to his memory.

John Moult and his Ferguson tractor

John's Humanist funeral the following week was officiated by Lymm CC's Development Officer Kate Clarkson at Altrincham Crematorium. Afterwards, the wake (appropriately named) was at Lymm CC's Clubhouse which was full of past members, present members, friends and family. We all gave John a good send-off, remembering the good times that we spent in his company. There was a board on the stage with photographs attached to it. Many of them were taken by myself. which proved to me that my work here is done!

John doing what he liked best - working on his beloved narrowboat... Don Ross

 

To be continued...

 

To be continued in... Canalmanac 2018 Part 2

 

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Chapter 2 - Easter Escape Cruise 2018 (in preparation)

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Timetable for our 2018 Easter Cruise

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Easter Escape Cruise Epilogue

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Chapter 3 - Canalmanac 2018 Part 2  (in preparation)

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To be continued in... Canalmanac 2018 Part 3

 

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Chapter 4 - Summer Cruise 2018 (in preparation)

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Timetable for our 2018 Summer Cruise

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Epilogue to Summer Cruise 2018

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Chapter 5 - Canalmanac 2018 Part 3  (in preparation)

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Canalography 2018

Our canal cruising experiences and milestones during 2018

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Lymm CC Cruises Attended During 2018

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Tailpiece

The story most probably continues in

Book 15

Canal Cruising 2019

Finances, time and health allowing!

 

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 Introduction

Book 1 - 1959 to 1982

 

Book 2 - 1983 to 1999

Book 3 - 2000 to 2005

  Book 4 - 2006 to 2007
  Book 5 - 2008 to 2010
  Book 6 - 2010
  Book 7 - 2011
 

Book 8 - 2012
 

Book 9 - 2013
 

Book 10 - 2014
  Book 11 - 2015
  Book 12 - 2016
  Book 13 - 2017
So You Want To Go Canal Cruising? (Coming Soon)
Ruby
nb Squirrel
Adeline
Canals on Screen
Canalscape Photography
Gallery
Photography in One
The History of Lymm Cruising Club
The Duke's Cut - The Bridgewater Canal
The Big Ditch - Manchester's Ship Canal
Shroppie - The Shropshire Union Canal System
The Manchester and Salford Junction Canal
 Mersey Connections
Wonders of the Waterways
2011 Gardner Engine Rally Report
Foreign Forays - Canals of the World
Worsley Canal Heritage Walk
Castlefield Canal Heritage Walk
The Liverpool Docks Link

nb Total Eclipse

Don't Call it a Barge

Canis Canalus

Shannon
Footnote and Acknowledgements
Site Map
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