Author: John Parker

Sleaford Slipway and Bridge Opening

Sleaford Slipway and Bridge Opening

Two Wilderness boats trailed to Sleaford in early July 2010 to help the Sleaford Navigation Trust celebrate the opening of their new slipway and lift bridge in the centre of Sleaford. Derek and Jeanne...

Charleville-Meziers, River Meuse

Charleville-Meziers, River Meuse

Spacious modern concrete slipway into marina alongside municipal camping site. Slipway has pontoon alongside but too far away to be very useful, particularly when slipping out.Parking available at camp site in your own pitch...

Voyage Sans Frontieres 2

Voyage Sans Frontieres 2

Back in 1998 we cruised the Marne au Rhin in France from Toul to Strasbourg, the Houilleres de la Sarre and the Saar over the border into Germany as far as Saarbrucken and then...

Useful Features of Google Earth

Useful Features of Google Earth

It may well be that I was the last to know but I have recently discovered new features of Google Earth that I find particularly useful. These may be new features of the most...

Slipway Website

Slipway Website

Whilst searching on the web for slipways on the Trent I came across an excellent website which lists thousands of slipways. Many of these are coastal and so of little interest to Wilderness owners...

An Alternative Design of Boat Guide

An Alternative Design of Boat Guide

If you have a Beaver you may have experienced the problem of the boat slipping off to one side during recovery on certain steeper slipways. The problem is caused by the increased angle between...

Extreme Trailboating

Extreme Trailboating

The plan was simple, to cruise the Baise and Lower Lot that we had been unable to visit due to lack of time when we were last down south . We also wanted to...

Colombiers, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Colombiers, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Details: Concrete slipway in boat hire yard. Plenty of room to turn, but busy during working hours. Moorings in port de plaisance alongside but the capitain can be unhelpful. Short term parking in small...

Frontignan, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Frontignan, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Details: Short concrete slipway with shallow step onto gravel.  Large public car park alongside for short term parking. Railway station in town, ideal for one way trips. Address: Rue de Bassin, Frontignan, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon,...

Beaucaire, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Beaucaire, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Details: Wide concrete slipway from spacious turning area off a quiet minor road. Not enclosed but rocks alongside allow for mooring whilst moving engine etc. Tarascon (1.5 miles) has a railway station, handy for...