Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Zozagardo at New Islington

The New Islington Marina is centred on Old Mill Street in an area of Ancoats, Manchester, that has seen considerable urban regeneration since the Millennium. The marina services both the Ashton Canal on one side and the Rochdale Canal on the other, although there is no direct connection between the two canals.

The Zozagardo is a 57ft, metal-hulled narrowboat from the River Weaver that has been based at the New Islington Marina since 2011.

The large central basin off the Rochdale Canal has a number of permanent moorings.

Some narrowboats have been moored at New Islington long enough to develop their own canal-side garden.

A contribution to
ABC Wednesday;
Wednesday Waters;
Skywatch Friday.


  1. Oh how I love narrow boats I would love to take a canal holiday but my husband feels it would be too much for us to manage the locks!
    Zappy name for the longboat !
    Best wishes,
    ABCW team,

  2. Hi Gerald, thanks for your comments on my blog.
    I would be delighted to learn of lock free stretches of the e-mail is
    <>many thanks, Di xx.

  3. That's a narrow but long boat. And a garden right by the boat shows a sense of permanence. Interesting photos.

  4. Really nice photos. It's good to see how New Islington Marina has developed.

    Have wonderful weekend!

    Alex's World! -

  5. Actually its not called a long boat or a narrowboat its a Widebeam (10ft wide)