This canal is enshrined in folklore for all sorts of reasons. Hundreds of live aboard boats for one. The Wiltshire countryside with its crop circles and witches. The sheer size of the Caen flight of locks and stunning city of Bath 100 locks later. None of these were a problem and we thoroughly enjoyed this … Continue reading Beautiful Kennet and Avon
Sunday morning, we set off up the river lee heading to Broxbourne. The river is very rural and quite beautiful as we enter The Lee Country Park. Only 3 locks today but all are manual and incredibly hard to work. There are so many small day boats out. The Lee Valley Boat Centre being the … Continue reading The River Lee and The Crown Pub
Sunday morning, sat in the boat looking over Little Venice has got to be something I can highly recommend. The hustle and bustle of central London seems so much calmer here. Cyclists, walkers, tourist boats, narrow boats and the smaller “yuppie” goboat hire cruisers all criss-crossing and moving like a choreographed ballet. These pre booking … Continue reading Reflecting
Today it’s a journey from Willowtree Marina to Little Venice along the Paddington Arm, over 11 miles with no locks. We had a boat full of friends and family with my sister and 2 nieces all with their respective partners. Overall the majority of the canal was very pleasant and only small sections were grubby … Continue reading Arriving in Little Venice
Wonderful weather today and again a surprise with how green everything was. We had a really nice trip and Jan and Paul enjoyed their first cruise experience doing Denham deep lock. Willowtree Marina is very nice and we had time to have a late lunch at the “lock & quay” the food was excellent.