I have been for a little while the proud owner of an Ecofan. A bit esoteric, I know, and not something my boatmen ancestors would have known about, or needed. They lived in a cabin about ten feet long. I know I am supposed to translate imperial to metric measures, but how many of you have metre-long feet?!
Now that winter is in full swing having some radiant heat is an improvement on the more general heat that my fan heaters provide. Really, it’s something of luxury, especially as mains electricity is included in the mooring fee. Nonetheless, it was worthwhile getting the stove in full working order.
Light cleaned (as far as possible
This is what I “inherited”. A bit rusty on top, almost no fire bricks and no throat plate. I had used it, but when the rope seal in the inside of the door fell off, I thought it best to get it sorted out.
Enter Dave the engineer at Venetian. But first, the weather:
Here are a few pictures from recent walks. On Friday I decided to walk all the way to Nantwich along the cut, which, at a relaxed pace, took just two hours. It was not a great day for photography, but was a pleasant outing.
Well, I finally moved on board on 1 November, a lovely day. Most of the boats are in leisure moorings, so it’s much quieter than it might appear. In the background the Crewe to Chester railway crosses over the Shropshire Union Canal, and I had feared that the trains would be noisy. As it turns out I don’t really notice them much, except that some cause the TV signal to break up for a second or so. Continue reading “A Venetian Postcard”→
Last week I was looking at boats in Cheshire. The weather was rather changeable with sunny spells interspersed with prolonged drizzle and short bursts of heavy rain and even hail. But I did manage to visit more of the Shropshire Union Canal. Continue reading “Part of the Union”→