We're on a narrowboat in a storm! After several fallen trees, Silver Fox gets trapped on the Stratford Canal by Storm Ciara. We begin in Illshaw Heath, visiting the gorgeous Wedges Bakery before cruising through Hockley Heath towards the Lapworth Locks. At Kingswood Junction we have to decide whether to continue down the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal towards Stratford or bear left onto the Grand Union Canal. We get trapped by fallen trees after Storm Ciara sweeps through, the fir
What's one of the BEST things about living on a narrowboat? Finding a chocolate factory by the canal! We're heading down the Worcester & Birmingham Canal on our way to the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, but you know Colin can't resist chocolate! Leaving Birmingham we cruise in narrowboat Silver Fox alongside the railway and into Bournville, the home of the Cadbury chocolate factory. From there we head left at King's Norton Junction and onto the north of the Stratford-upon-Avon Ca
There's so many to choose from, but which is the best composting toilet? In this vlog, we'll show you how to install a composting toilet on a narrowboat without the need for drilling ventilation holes in the steelwork, and how a composting toilet works. We've had a cassette toilet, a pump-out, and we think incinerating toilets (Cinderella toilets) are way too expensive and wasteful with energy, so we've been hunting down the best composting toilet for narrowboat Silver Fox. I
It's the undisputed canal capital of the world! We're heading into Birmingham by narrowboat on the BCN old main line. We leave Dudley and head down James Brindley's winding old main line of the Birmingham Canal, passing plenty of historic architecture, the Soho, Icknield, and Ozzells Street loops, and signs of Birmingham's industrial past before we arrive right in the centre of Birmingham near the Arena. Birmingham is the canal capital of the world, with 160 miles of canals a
We're legging it! Find out how to leg a narrowboat through a canal tunnel as we visit the Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust and leg a canal narrowboat, the old fashioned way, through Lord Ward's section of Dudley Tunnel. Many thanks to Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust for allowing us to spend the day with them. You can find out more about the tunnels on their website https://www.dudleycanaltrust.org.uk.