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An occasional look at the off-beat and less considered aspects of life afloat ...

Boat Names

Tony Jones discovers fascinating stories behind some interesting boat names

Cake Boat

Emily Barker serves up a slice of life on the canals as the owner of the Coddiwomple Cake Boat

Yoga afloat

May Mansfield describes how yoga has provided a path to self-discovery while living afloat

Reptiles on the waterways

Specialist Tony Jones discusses the cold-blooded creatures you might be lucky enough to see on the network

Coronation on the Cut

How working boaters celebrated the three coronations of the 20th century

Spey’s subterranean sunset

Winter sun lights up Maida Hill Tunnel

Elvis Afloat

Liveaboard boater Paul Larcombe discusses his career as one of the world’s leading Elvis Presley tribute acts

Tales of Whoa

Harry Hanson considers the hard life of a canal boat horse

Bonkers Boats

From boat/caravan hybrids to narrowboat-scale Royal Navy ships, we round up some of the most unusual craft to have graced the inland waterways