Book 17

Canal Cruising 2021

An e-Book and website by Cyril J Wood

 

The title photograph shows nb Squirrel moored at Billinge Green Flash on the Trent and Mersey Canal

Contents

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Chapter 1 - Canalmanac 2021 Part 1

 

Chapter 2 - Easter Cruise 2021

 

Chapter 3 - Canalmanac 2021 Part 2

 

Chapter 4 - Summer Cruise 2021

  Chapter 5 - Canalmanac 2021 Part 3
  Chapter 6 - Autumn Cruise 2021
  Chapter 7 - Canalmanac 2021 Part 4

Canalography 2021

Tailpiece

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Chapter 1 - Canalmanac 2021 Part 1

2021 started off with the country being plunged into Lockdown 30 along as well as being deluged with torrential rain courtesy of Hurricane Christoph. Agden... where our boat's mooring is located featured on the Granada TV News and other networks due to flooding of nearby property and the surrounding area. The boat was unaffected due to the canal being on an embankment and well above the surrounding area. I was working from home due to the college I work for being closed except for vulnerable students. Lymm Cruising Club is still hibernating during lockdown and the Committee have decided to carry-over our 2020 positions and proposed cruising programme to 2021. We live in hopes that the COVID-19 pandemic subsides soon and some sort of normality can resume.

Flooded Agden Lane adjacent to our boat's mooring

(Photograph - Sky News)

I was pleasantly surprised when one of my photographs was used in the Waterways World Readers' Favourite Views Gallery. The photograph was of our canal cruising friends from across the pond... Bonnie and Mike Goldberg, steering their narrowboat Californian beneath Bridge 212 on the Trent and Mersey canal at Dutton and a screenshot is included below along with the original photograph.

A screenshot of the Waterways World Favourite Views website showing my Bridge 212 photograph...

...and the original photograph

I seem to be receiving enquiries about the history of canals throughout the world... what was the first canal, where was the first lock, etc. so with staying at home I decided to write a short piece for the website about it. It is still in development and I have not even decided on a title as yet (all suggestions gratefully received - email me at cyril.wood@virgin.net if you have any). Watch this space for developments on this subject.

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Last year I had been asked to put on another film/slide show for Lymm CC including my History of Lymm CC presentation. During the lockdown 30 I had the opportunity to up-date some of my audio/visual presentations. Canalscape was given a complete make-over including new titles, adding a prologue complete with a commentary and an extra piece of music in the middle to accommodate extra photographs that were added. The last track... Orinoco Flow by Enya was previously taken off the Watermark CD but the new version has the extended twelve inch vinyl version... retro or what! Two of my other presentations... This is Diarama and Carscape were also up-dated with new titles and extra photographs added.

Soundtrack and photograph preparation for Lymm Odeon - Take Two

All that we now need is for the COVID-19 restrictions on social events to be lifted (and for members/guests to turn up), the date finalised and we are ready for "Lymm Odeon - Take Two".

The previous Lymm Odeon - Take One presentation

During February we were in the grip of not only lockdown 30 but a cold snap as well. We were definitely suffering from withdrawal symptoms from our boat but the enforced staying at home encouraged me to complete some jobs in the house. But my photographic exploits were still taking place and my photograph of sunrise over the Liverpool skyline was used as a weather photograph in the Granada television Weather Forecast.

Granada Weather Forecast screenshot showing my Sunrise over Liverpool photograph...

  ...and the original, un-cropped photograph

 

To be continued

 

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Chapter 2 - Easter Cruise 2021

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Chapter 4 - Summer Cruise 2021

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Chapter 5 - Canalmanac 2021 Part 3

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Chapter 6 - Autumn Cruise 2021

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Chapter 7 - Canalmanac 2021 Part 4

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Epilogue to Summer Cruise 2021

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Chapter 4 - Autumn Cruise 2021

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Canalography 2021

Our Canal Cruising Experiences and Milestones During 2021

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Tailpiece

The story most probably continues in...

 

Book 18

Canal Cruising 2022

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Contents

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Forward
So You Want To Go Canal Cruising?

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 2009

 Book 6 - 2010

 Book 7 - 2011

 Book 8 - 2012

 Book 9 - 2013

 Book 10 - 2014

 Book 11 - 2015

 Book 12 - 2016

 Book 13 - 2017

 Book 14 - 2018

 Book 15 - 2019

 Book 16 - 2020

Our Boats
Ruby
nb Squirrel
Adeline
Canals on Screen
Photography Introduction
Photographic Experiences
Canalscape Gallery

Diarama 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 (In Preparation)

The Manchester and Salford Junction Canal
Mersey Connections (In Preparation)

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
Go to the
Website
e-mail link - cyril.wood@virgin.net

 

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Updated 16/02/2021