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Winter boating Part Two

Winter boating Part Two

The second part of my winter weekend on a narrowboat earlier this year. I follow the Trent and Mersey Canal to Stone and then make my way back to Great Haywood Marina. Lovely!

I used to be a popstar in the 80’s, now I’m a waterways enthusiast, with a thing for narrowboats, towpaths and riverside strolls through gorgeous countryside. Thirty years ago, I was in the band, The Housemartins, with my talented friends Paul Heaton, Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) and Hugh Whittaker. We had chart success with songs like Happy Hour, Caravan of Love, Build and Me And The Farmer.

But that was then. These days, my happy hours consist of family time – and making films about the UK’s amazing waterways. Either on foot or at the tiller of a narrowboat. I love canals, canal boats and narrowboat holidays, making films about my time on or near the water. I also love to take English countryside walks alongside rivers and canals.

Usually with my mini schnauzer Mabel and new havanese puppy Rufus. I talk sometimes, Mabel and Rufus don’t. But we always have fun and we’d love you to join us – just hit the SUBSCRIBE button (please!)