We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
24 February 2017
What defines a canal? Tricky question, that, but let’s keep things simple. So, water obviously. A long stretch of water that can take boats between one place and another. A towpath beside that water. A lock, or two, or ninety. A few ducks, perhaps. And, then, I would suggest as pretty much essential, cafés.
Posted by: Jasper Winn
1 February 2017
Somewhere on the waterways there’ll be a boat named January. A few of them, probably. There’ll be a 'Resolution' or two, of course. And there’s bound to be a 'New Start' somewhere? That’s guaranteed. It’s a very canal boat kind of name. But then, of course, every word is a very possible boat name.
21 September 2016
I'm standing at the back of a marquee theatre in the gardens of the Folly Inn, at the bottom of Napton Flight on the Oxford Canal. Bright coloured tables and chairs.
2 August 2016
There’s something paradoxical about speeding up to slow down. Like shouting for silence. Or putting ‘be spontaneous’ on a do-to list. But that’s the modern world for you – just straightforwardly paradoxical.
Author, photographer and broadcaster Jasper Winn has been appointed as our first ever ‘Writer in residence’. He will be blogging about the stories of the people living, visiting, working and volunteering on our waterways.