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Watched another canal boat series recently…Celebrity 5 Go Barging

https://www.channel5.com/show/celebrity-5-go-barging/

I quite enjoyed it & it gave me a couple of ideas of places to visit whilst away for the last couple of days.

Essex UK

Still din’t get any chance to travel it. Hoping to try it soon!

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I enjoy watching their travel progs too, although they’ve gone beyond UK canals in recent journeys, which has been even more intriguing.

Essex UK

Always wanted to do a canal holiday,apart from the possible bad weather,the only thing that puts me off is the locks! We have got several brochures this year and have noted the ones with the least locks( I did not realize how expensive it is!)
We have had in the past our own small cruiser which we used locally so are use to boating.
I always watch Canal Journeys with the Wests,now watching the repeats.

Bristol

One of the best holidays I have had was on a canal boat. It was my son’s 18th birthday and we took my grandson too and a few of my son’s friends. We tied balloons and banners to the boat and everyone waved when we went past. My son is 30 and my grandson is 29 and they still talk about how much they enjoyed that holiday.

coolonespa wrote:

Have you managed to catch Great Canal Journey with Timothy West & Prunella Scales @GBG ? I think they’re a delightful couple and have enjoyed following their various journeys. The latest couple of series has seen them try out other boat trips as well but all very interesting. Here’s the episode list:

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/great-canal-journeys/episode-guide/

They certainly are an inspiring couple

Have you managed to catch Great Canal Journey with Timothy West & Prunella Scales @GBG ? I think they’re a delightful couple and have enjoyed following their various journeys. The latest couple of series has seen them try out other boat trips as well but all very interesting. Here’s the episode list:

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/great-canal-journeys/episode-guide/

Essex UK

A canal trip is on our bucket list. Hope we manage it soon.

We have done this route too – Whitchurch to Llangollen. It was our first and favourite canal boat holiday. It was just challenging enough for a first trip with breathtaking views from the aqueducts, narrow and wider stretches to get the hang of driving and steering the narrowboat. Definitely caught the canal boat holiday bug and we have done 5 other different routes since. We have met several Australian couples en route ! It seems they escape their winter to come and explore the UK by narrowboat during our summer.

This is also a great place Gail. My review of the locks is here:
http://www.silvertraveladvisor.com/Revi … ductReview
and the Inn here:
http://www.silvertraveladvisor.com/Revi … ductReview

Last Edited by unknown at 30 Jun 21:42
Essex UK
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