It’s hard to stop Overlanding…….


It’s hard to stop Overlanding…….

According to the all-knowing Wikipedia the definition of Overlanding is ‘self-reliant overland travel to remote destinations where the journey is the principal goal’, so after nearly 7 months overlanding in South America and about 5 and a half months travelling down the East coast of Africa, from Cairo to Cape Town, we didn’t want the […]


The NEW Mr & Mrs Duck!

I can’t tell you how exciting it is for us to make this announcement. Just before Christmas we agreed to sell Wandering Duck to a lovely couple, Lee and Roberta. Lee and Roberta have recently returned from two epic journeys of South America and Africa. Like me and Ruth, they also met whilst travelling and […]


Are You the Next Wandering Duck?

On Friday 25th September this year, Ruth and I said goodbye to our final guests on Wandering Duck. It was our last canal boat experience, ever. Wandering Duck is for sale Wandering Duck is coming up for 4 years old. Ruth and I have spent the last 18 months attempting to grow Wandering Duck beyond […]


Butternut Squash & Spinach Filo Pie

This recipe proved really popular with Harriet’s Hen Weekend last Bank Holiday Weekend so at their request here’s the recipe. If you make it then pop your photos up on twitter or instagram with the hashtag #RuthsRecipe and we’ll share them! Enjoy! Ruth Ingredients – 1 butternut squash , peeled, deseeded and cut into 2cm […]


Huddersfield Narrow Canal Boat Tour

Our Greatest Adventure To Date.. On 10th August 2015, less than two weeks away, we will embark on a 7 day adventure from Manchester to Huddersfield. This is by far the most challenging trip we’ve ever done. 101 Locks, 6 guests, 2 hosts and the highest point on the canal network (196m above sea level). […]


Slow Travel

The pace of life has gone nuts. We’re constantly attached to our emails. Our phone never stops pinging. We’re losing the ability to wait for things because we rarely have to. Travelling used to be a way to escape all this. But today our smart-phones come with us, along with unlimited possibilities through multiple travel […]


London Calling?

It’s been an incredible 3 years for Wandering Duck. But like any small business, it’s been a real rollercoaster ride. I remember at the end of our first year thinking “should we jack it all in?” We confidently expected a deluge of bookings as soon as we were online. We could not have been further […]


STA TNT Travel Show March 2015

When’s Too Old To Travel? I have just two years left before I’m considered too old for the TNT Travel Show. In 3 weeks I will turn 38 years old. I was recently half-listening to something on the radio about humans. A scientist was talking about the design of the human body. My ears pricked […]


Manchester Tourism Awards 2014

And the winner is… It’s not often Ruth and I get to dress up. Don’t get me wrong, living on a canal boat is not as primitive as some would you have you believe; we’ve got a toilet and everything. Still, glitzy evenings are few and far between and the idea that we could possibly […]


Adventure or Escape:
Which One Are You?

I think it’s fair to say that most people who come on a Wandering Duck canal boat tour are completely new to the canals. So when it comes to booking a trip, the route you choose is perhaps less of a priority than booking a specific date. After all, if it’s all new to you […]