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It took four days to get from Edinburgh to Glasgow for the start of the anniversary celebration, 10 years since the Forth and Clyde Canal was re-opened. I had the company of Jan Fairley, who learned the ropes quickly, and … Continue reading

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Prayer for the big flotilla

Next week-end there will be a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the re-opening of the Forth and Clyde Canal. There will be about 75 boats making their way along the canal from Glasgow to Falkirk, and we have been … Continue reading

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The NB Jessica has been wedged in ice for most of the last month, while the Skipper has had the luxury of a visit to Australia and sailing in Sydney Harbour on a “real” boat with sails and a keel. … Continue reading

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End of the season – upside down in the bilge – and some thoughts on fuel poverty

For the NB Jessica this year has been the tenth year of cruising on the Union Canal, She was lowered into the basin at Ratho in the summer of the year 2000, and blessed in October 2000. That year also … Continue reading

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