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First baby geese of the year - Mother's Day on the Regent's Canal

Mothers Day Cruise 2014

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It’s Mothers Day on Sunday 30th March 2014 and restaurants all over London will be heaving, and I bet you’ve left it too late to arrange that special day out for your mum. Well I may just be able to save you, as we still have a prime time private cruise available for you and […]

Lady a in Little Venice

Lady A in the papers!

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This is a blog post in which I write on topical matters concerning my life on the canals and beyond and is a personal view! So today I was greeted by a local resident waving a copy of last weeks (5th March 2014) London Evening Standard and it’s property supplement which ran a feature on […]

Winter maintenance over – enjoying the sunshine

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This is a blog posting on 1st March to bring you up to date with our winter season and now that spring is here, lets look forward to the next boating season together. First of all I just need to write something to remind myself in years to come just how wet this winter has […]

Lady A - boat trips from Little Venice all year

Winter Boat Services at Little Venice

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I still get lots of calls regarding public and private boat trips, so here’s what is possible right now, through to Easter.  A full service from all operators will be started in April. UPDATED 11-03-14 Please note that we do not run regular scheduled public trips – the following is information about other boat operators, […]

The Great Storm!

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We survived relatively unscathed here in Little Venice. The strongest winds since 1986 were forecast on the early morning of 28th October 2013 and sure enough they came! I left Lady A as securely moored as possible and returned the next morning to find everything was fine. A few of our neighbours had a little […]

Canalival the party in full swing

Canalival or Carnage?

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Saturday was fun – we had a booking to take a private party all the way from Little Venice to Broadway Market which is usually a three to four hour one way cruise. I wasn’t very happy to discover Canalival was being promoted on the same day, but as the organisers cancelled the event, we […]

Fame at last?

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I just heard someone passing by say “No it’s not Brad Pitt.” I guess they were referring to me, sitting infront of a camera while being filmed by Sage, of Sage Accounts fame. I’m very grateful to them for deciding to feature Canal and River Cruises as a user of their online accounting software called […]

An early Spring weekend in Little Venice

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Monday 18th February 2013 It seems Spring doesn’t officially start until 20th March (I had to look this up – it’s not the sort of thing I know by heart) but this weekend has seen some most excellent weather, and today, Monday, it’s been so warm that it feels like summer is just around the […]

Buskers in Camden

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18th February 2013 Although I’ve done it hundreds and probably thousands of times, there’s always an air of excitement as we approach Camden on the boat. If something interesting is going to happen on the trip then it’s pretty certain to be in Camden, and as we approach the Camden Market mooring point there’s often […]

Springtime 2013 boat services in Little Venice

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16th February 2013 It may still be February but the sun has been out for the last few days, and it’s at least 48 hours since the last snow melted. So many people are asking me if public boat trips are available, here is a summary of what you can expect if you come to […]