Saturday, December 31, 2016

A time to reflect?

Well its the end of an interesting year, thanks for visiting in 2016 and hopefully see you all again in 2017.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Wharfs (6) : Cromford

Cromford Wharf, the terminus of the Cromford Canal in er.. Cromford.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Over the water

Looking over the water at Wootton Wawen aqueduct at the road which passes below.

Saturday, December 17, 2016


Stopping the water flow while work takes place on the Cromford Canal.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Lakes (2) : Witton Lakes

Former drinking water reservoirs in Perry Common and Erdington.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Arms (10) : Leawood/Nightingale Arm

The derelict Aqueduct Cottage at the junction of the Leawood (or Nightingale) Arm with the Cromford Canal has seen better days. The Arm was built by Florence Nightingale's great-uncle to serve his lead mills but little now remains of it.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Lightships (2) : LV23

Former lightship LV23 now a floating restaurant/venue called Mersey Planet. Seen here at Albert Dock.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Grid House

The derelict Grid House on the Tame Valley, once part of the water circulation system at the nearby locks.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


The river Amber, which gives its name to Ambergate where this photo was taken.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016


A dead tree fallen into the Cromford Canal at Ambergate.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Lightships (1) : LV1

A view across the Solent at Portsmouth looking at the former lightship LV1 now moored at Haslar Marina.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Follow the van

Vintage British Waterways van at Fradley Junction. This is the 1000th post on this blog, onwards to 2000!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Cromford Canal

The Cromford Canal runs from Cromford up in the Derbyshire Dales to Erewash though most of the canal is currently unnavigable. At Ambergate as shown here the canal is watered though a lot of work needs to be done before any boats can pass through.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Preston Hill Farm Bridge 50

There are many bridges like this along the Stratford Canal but this is Preston Hill Farm's one.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

About to hit the water

A hovercraft prepares to hit the water at Portsmouth on a service to the Isle of Wight.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016