Category: Canals

Nearly Capsized my Narrowboat TWICE! Leicester – 49

Written on Monday, 21st May, 2018 in Canals

I head south towards the city of Leicester. I went through a lock where a volunteer was on hand to help me. However, I got chatting to him and my centre line, that was connected to my narrowboat, got tighter and tighter. The rope had wrapped around itself and started to pull the roof of...

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Last day up the Ashby Canal on Narrowboat – 36

Written on Wednesday, 14th February, 2018 in Ashby

After mooring up, due to ice, I walked Molly through Albion Wood to the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre. It looks over the site where the famous 1485 battle took place and King Richard III lost his life. I carry on up the Ashby Canal through some fantastic countryside to where it terminates just north of...

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Cold & Icy Ashby Canal – 35

Written on Saturday, 10th February, 2018 in Ashby

We head north on the Ashby Canal. Travelling through the town of Hinckley we pass many marinas and rows of moored boats. After a cold night, we head on. However the further we went, the thicker the ice got until it was very difficult to turn as the ice seemed to dictate which direction to...

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