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August 2007 LogThe Middle Level and River Great Ouse to St Neots then to St Ives for the IWA Festival.
September 2007 LogThe Great OUse and Middle Level to return to Peterborough.
October 2007 LogRiver Nene, Grand Union, Northern Oxford, Coventry and Trent & Mersey canals to Great Haywood.

Previous Years Cruise Logs

2006
July 2006 LogRiver Nene and Grand Union.
August 2006 LogGrand Union and River Thames to Beale Park for the IWA Festival.
September 2006 LogOxford Canal, Grand Union, Northampton Arm and River Nene.
2005
April 2005 LogRiver Nene, GU, Northern Oxford, Coventry and Ashby.
May 2005 LogCoventry Canal, Trent & Mersey, Staffs & Worcs, Shropshire Union, Llangollen, Montgomery, back down the Shroppie.
June 2005 LogStaffs & Worcs, Severn, Gloucester & Sharpness, River Avon, Stratford Canal, Grand Union.
July 2005 LogOxford Canal, River Thames, Wey Navigation, Grand Union Canal.
August 2005 LogGU, Oxford, Coventry, Trent & Mersey to Runcorn for the IWA Festival, with a detour up the Caudon Canal.
September 2005 LogTrent & Mersey, GU Leicester Section, GU main line, GU Northampton Branch and River Nene.
October 2005 LogRiver Nene
2004
April 2004 LogMiddle Levels,.
May 2004 LogRiver Nene.
June 2004 LogNene, Grand Union, Oxford Canal, Thames, Oxford, GU, Stratford Canal and Worcester & Birmingham.
July 2004 LogRiver Severn, Staffs & Worcs, Shorpshire Union, Middlewich Branch, Trent & Mersey, Bridgewater, Rochdale, Calder & Hebble Huddersfiel Broad and Huddersfield Narrow Canal.
Augus 2004t LogHuddersfield Narrow Canal, Ashton, Macclesfield, Trent & Mersey, Middlewich Branch, SU to Chester and back to Autherley, Staffs & Worcs, Trent & Mersey to Burton on Trent for the IWA Festival then on to the Trent and River Soar.
September 2004 LogGU Leicester Section, GU, Northern Oxford, Coventry, Ashby and return to Peterborough on the River Nene.
October 2004 LogGrand Union, Northampton Arm and River Nene
2003
April 2003 LogMiddle Levels, Great Ouse, Wissey, Cam, Old West River, Brandon River, River Nene, Northampton Branch, Grand Union and Oxford Canal.
May 2003 LogOxford Canal, Coventry canal, Trent & Mersey, Staffs & Worcs., Shropshire Union, Middlewich Branch, Trent & Mersey, Bridgewater, Leigh Branch, Leeds & Liverpool, Rufford Branch, River Douglas, River Ribble, Ribble Link and Lancaster Canal.
June 2003 LogLancaster Canal, Ribble Link, River Ribble, River Douglas, Rufford Branch, Leeds & Liverpool, Leigh Branch, Bridgewater, Rochdale, Ashton, Peak Forest, Macclesfield and Trent & Mersey
July 2003 LogCoventry Canal, Oxford Canal, Thames, Kennet & Avon, River Avon and Bristol Docks.
August 2003 LogKennet & Avon and the River Thames for the IWA Festival and the Grand Union Canal.
September 2003 LogGrand Union, Paddington Branch, Regent's Canal, Hertford Union, River Lee, River Lee, Hertford Union, Regent's Canal, Paddington Branch, Grand Union and Oxford Canal.
October 2003 LogGrand Union, Northampton Arm and River Nene
2002
April 2002 LogPeterborough, down the Grand Union, up the Thames, on to the Oxford Canal to Aynho.
May 2002 LogMostly at home while the boat was being repainted then a short run from Aynho to the top of the Napton locks.
June 2002 LogFrom the Oxford Canal, through Braunston, to the GU Leicester Section, the Trent and Trent & Mersey, Caldon and Leek branches then on to Middlewich and the SU Middlewich Branch.
July 2002 LogOn to the Llangollen Canal then 8 days at Nantwich waiting for a new pulley for our 240 volt generator. Then back to Middlewich and on to Anderton where we went down the lift and on to the River Weaver.
August 2002 LogFrom the Weaver up the Anderton lift then north to Preston Brook and the Bridgewater Canal. Across the Leeds & Liverpool, on to the Aire & Calder, Calder & Hebble and Huddersfield Broad Canal to the IWA National Festival. After that we went back to Leeds.
September 2002 LogFrom the Aire & Calder, down the New Junction Canal to Bramwith, Keadby, and the River Trent to Torksey. Down to Boston and back then back up the Trent and on to the T&M to Fradley. On to Hawksbury, Braunston and Gayton Junction where we turned on to the Northampton Branch and the River Nene.
October 2002 Log Only one day in this months log as we reach home at Peterborough
2001
April 2001 LogPeterborough to Rugeley on the Trent & Mersey Canal
May 2001 LogThe Bridgewarer, Leeds & Liverpool, Aire & Calder, Calder & Hebble, Huddersfield Narrow Canal and the Peak Forest.
June 2001 LogThe Macclesfield, Trent & Mersey, Shropshire Union, Staffs & Worcs, River Severn, Gloucester & Sharpness, River Avon, Stratford Canal and the Grand Union
July 2001 LogGrand Union, Oxford, River Thames and the Kennet & Avon to Hungerford
August 2001 LogKennet & Avon, Avon to Bristol back to the Thames and the Grand Union.
September 2001 LogThe Grand Union, Oxford to Hawkesbury and return, Grand Union, Northampton Arm and River Nene
2000
April 2000 LogPeterborough to Stratford then on to Stoke-on-Trent
May 2000 LogThe Caldon, Ellesmere Port and The Leeds & Liverpool
June 2000 LogThe Leeds & Liverpool and the Rochdale
July 2000 LogYork, Ripon, Trent, Fradley and Braunston
August 2000 LogOxford, Thames, Rivers Lee and Stort
September 2000 LogLimehouse to Lechlade and the Grand Union
October 2000 LogNorthampton Arm and River Nene
1999
April 1999 LogCambridge, Bedford and return to Peterborough
May 1999 LogPeterborough to Banbury
June 1999 LogThe Kennent & Avon to Bristol
July 1999 LogThames, Oxford and GU to Birmingham
August 1999 LogStourport and Avon Rings and the Gloucester & Sharpness
September 1999 LogWorcester to Llangollen, Fradley and Braunston
October 1999 LogGU Main Line, Northampton Arm and River Nene
1998
March 1998 LogRiver Nene, Peterborough to Northampton
April 1998 LogGrand Union, Thames, Wey, Basingstoke Canal and the Thames to Maidenhead
May 1998 LogThames to Lechlade, Oxford, Grand Union, GU Leicester Section, the Trent, Fossdyke and River Witham
June 1998 LogRiver Witham, Sleaford Navigation, Fossdyke, Trent, Chesterfield Canal, Sheffield, Aire & Calder, River Derwent, Pocklington Canal, York and Ripon
July 1998 LogRiver Ouse, Aire & Calder, Calder & Hebble, Huddersfield, Rochdale Canal and the Leeds & Liverpool
August 1998 LogLeeds & Liverpool to Liverpool Docks, across the Mersey and into the Manchester Ship Canal, River Weaver and Salford Quays
September 1998 LogRochdale Nine, Ashton, Peak Forest, Maccelsfield, Trent & Mersey, Middlewich, Shropshire Union, Staffs & Worcs to Great Haywood, Trent & Mersey and Coventry Canal
October 1998 LogNorthern Oxford, Grand Union and the River Nene
1997
March 1997 LogMiddle Levels to the Great Ouse up to St Neots
April 1997 LogGreat Ouse to Bedford, the Cam, Burwell and Reach Lodes, River Lark, Brandon Creek, River Wissey, Middle Levels to Ramsey then Peterborough
May 1997 LogRiver Nene, Grand Union, Northern Stratford and BCN to Dudley Tunnel
June 1997 LogWolverhamton Flight, Shropshire Union, Llangollen, Staffs & Worcs to Stourport, Severn and the Gloucester & Sharpness
July 1997 LogGlocester to Tewksbury, River Avon, Southern Stratford, Grand Union, Oxford, Thames and the Kennet & Avon to Bath
August 1997 LogThe Kennet & Avon, Thames, from Reading to Limehouse, and the River Lee
September 1997 LogLee and Stort, Regents Canal, Grand Union, Alyesbury Arm, North Oxford, Ashby and Coventry Basin
October 1997 LogNorth Oxford, Grand Union and River Nene
1996
April 1996 LogRiver Nene, Braunston, Ashby Canal, Coventry, Trent & Mersey, Bridgewater and L&L Rufford Branch
May 1996 LogLeeds & Liverpool, Aire & Calder, Calder & Hebble, Rochdale Canal then to York
June 1996 LogRipon, York, Selby, Sheffield, the Trent, Chesterfield Canal, Lincoln and Boston
July 1996 LogRiver Witham and Fossdyke, Trent, Erewash Canal, GU Leicester Section, Market Harborough, GU Main Line, Northern Stratford, Worcester & Birmingham and Severn to the Staffs & Worcs
August 1996 LogShropshire Union to Market Drayton and back, Staffs & Worcs to Great Haywood, Trent & Mersey, Coventry, Ashby, Birmingham & Fazeley, Tame Valley Canal, Daw End Branch (BCN), Wyrley and Essington, BCN Main Line, Netherton Tunnel then on to Napton
September 1996 LogSouthern Oxford, Thames to Lechlade then down to Kew where we join the Grand Union
October 1996 LogGrand Union to Braunston, Northern Oxford to Rugby, then back down the Nene
1995
April 1995 LogNene, Grand Union, Thames and the start of the Kennet & Avon
May 1995 LogKennet & Avon to Bristol and back to Reading
June 1995 LogThe Thames to Lechlade, Oxford, Grand Union, Stratford, the Avon, Severn and the Gloucester & Sharpness
July 1995 LogWorcester & Birmingham, BCN Main Line, Shropshire Union, Llangollen, Middlewich, Trent & Mersey and the Caldon
August 1995 LogMacclesfield, Peak Forest, Ashton, Bridgewater, Trent & Mersey, Middlewich to Chester and Ellesmere Port.
September 1995 LogBack to the Bridgewater then on to the Leeds & Liverpool, Aire & Calder, York and Ripon then back down the Trent to Torksey
October 1995 LogTrent and Trent & Mersey to Fradley, into Coventry Basin, Braunston and the Nene
1994
June 1994 LogBanbury, Braunston and the Leicester Section
July 1994 LogThe Trent, Aire & Calder, Huddersfield, Leeds & Liverpool, Bridgewater and Trent & Mersey
August 1994 LogCoventry, Oxford, Thames, Lee and Stort
September 1994 LogTidal Thames, GU, Slough and Aylesbury Arms, Nene and Middle Levels
October 1994 LogCambridge, Bedford and return to Peterborough

 

Jim Shead Waterways Photographer & Writer
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