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05 January 2010


For Members Only -
Proposed events for 2010 has been published under Latest News for comment on the Forum.
Photos from Barcelona in sunshine are in Photo Galleries under HBA People I & II
Feedback needed on HBA Products listed under Latest News
We are creating a photographic account of our waterways during Winter 2009 - 2010 Do send us your contributions.
Over the next few months we will be introducing some changes to the website and moving pages to more logical categories. For example, Charts and Guidelines are now under Publications and References and boat photographs are under Vessels.
Here are some sites for armchair cruising:
This shows that even the professionals go aground; these photographs are from the working barge Picaro’s website, Close Encounters in France
Waterways for Tomorrow’s Europe photographic exhibition showed photos from the Shannon to the Dnieper River in Ukraine World Canals Limerick to Kiev 2003
The Residential Boat Owners Association in the UK has this advice for those thinking of being a Continuous Cruiser on inland waterways.
The Steam Boat Association was formed in 1971 to promote the enjoyment of steamboats, originals and replicas, and to represent the interests of steamboat owners. The boats featured, from various countries, regardless of size, are all powered by steam today. Among the many craft are some gems, here are examples Mayflower Raven Carola Basuto Sabrina Shamrock Streatley and Bertha
Brian Goggin has reviewed Ruth Delany's Irelands Royal Canal in the Irish Times Royal Canal Delany
Check out the schedule of performances for April and May at Grand Canal Theatre Events
BBC News Barge for Sale and Barge Details Suitable for the Shannon? (thanks to Barge Assoc site)
Harry and Marion have returned to France from their Christmas break and updated their Blog at Driftwoods Log
With one of its aims to ‘make the waterways more relevant to people in the 21 st century’ the UK’s Department of Environment and Rural Affairs consultation document Waterways for Everyone - England & Wales is an insight into how waterways are viewed by the UK government. Does not apply to Northern Ireland, though. Page 60 shows their view of the way forward; Page 65 their view on how ‘waterways can help economies move out of recession’; and Page 68 a ‘summary list of government actions’.


Last Updated ( 22 November 2010 )
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