Tuesday 26 July 2022


To Birmingham today for a boat test — the first time we’ve ever done one in the city centre.

I’d stayed on Briar Rose overnight and met up with Andy the photographer at Bicester so we could travel together. The weather didn’t entirely play ball, with the sun only really coming out once the boat was heading off down the locks, where we have the owners a hand with the top couple. 

Sunday 24 July 2022

Night on board

Came up to Briar Rose after work as I need to be up this way on Tuesday. I’ll do tomorrow’s shift in London by getting the train from Milton Keynes. 

Saturday 9 July 2022

Eventide on test, and other Crick boats

The August Canal Boat is out, and includes my boat test on the Crick Show winner, Eventide by Oakums Narrowboats. Plus there are mini reviews of all the other Crick boats.