Page updated 8 August 2011

This section contains records of my boating exploits that fall outside the main areas of the site, Canal  Boating, the Norfolk Broads or aboard my own SeaHawk Yacht. There's material from my younger days in Surrey and Sussex and adventures on the River Great Ouse, Middle Level network of navigable drainage channels and on the Rhine and Lahn in Germany.

Go to Top 1950s

1959 Godalming Canoeing on the River Wey - 1950s

Some of my earliest boating involved family picnics taken on the River Wey in hired skiffs, punts, and even a canoe.

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On the River Wey with friends Boating with Friends on the River Wey - Late 1960s

Having left school and started work, boating then meant trips with friends. These tended to be either my or Mike's colleagues from work.

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Tony's wih his Sharkie Trips aboard "Matchmaker" Tony's Sharkie - 1970

Another friend, Tony Herbert, bought a small GRP yacht called a Sharkie.  He kept her at Bosham in Chichester Harbour.

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1998 On Soham Lode A Cruise up Soham Lode - 1998

I learned of a campaign to open Soham Lode to navigation and join a party aboard friend, Robert Laws' boat "St Kilda".

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2001 nb Fulbourne Trip A Short Trip aboard nb Fulbourne - 2001

I cadge a lift aboard nb Fulbourne, a restored 70ft working narrowboat, as she makes the transfer from the Middle Level to the Great Ouse.

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Alistair and Stephen on a Pedlo A Trip to Germany - 2011

Diana and I go to visit her brother in Germany. We take a ferry across the Rhine near the Lorelei and go canoeing on the Lahn at Weilburg, paddling through the only waterway tunnel in Germany. (Our hosts stick to a Pedlo!).

A Borrowed Dinghy A New Boating Interest? - 2013

Diana and I have moved house. We now live in what was intended to be the manager's house of a fishing holiday complex. Otters became regular visitors before we bought the place so the fishing's not so good now, but is does mean you need a boat to keep the lake tidy.

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