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Llangollen Canal - By: Keely, ABC Boat Hire Booking Office

Marina:
Blackwater Meadow Boat: Eagle

My name is Keely and I am the newest member of the ABC booking office team. I am very excited to be going on this narrowboat holiday, my only past boating experience is going on a friend’s holiday for the day. Joining me for the trip are my parents called Jo and Mike and my partner Ben.

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Grand Union Canal - By: Becky, ABC Boat Hire Booking Office

Marina:
Gayton Marina Boat: Heron

Once again we are off on a canal adventure – this time on the Grand Union canal, one we have never been on before – we even have to get a new guide! Leaving from Gayton Marina we will be a party of four – myself, my husband Simon, Sarah my daughter and her boyfriend Ben.

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Staffs & Worcs Canal - By: Becky, ABC Boat Hire Booking Office

Marina:
Gailey Marina- Boat: Upland Goose

It’s that time of year again and for the first time ever, because the children are older now we are able to travel out of school holiday time. We have chosen the first week in July because my mother-in-law’s birthday is then and she always has glorious weather! My sister in law got married on 3rd July for just that reason and had the best weather imaginable! ..

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Lapworth & Return - By: Cherry, ABC Boat Hire Booking Office

Marina:
Alvechurch Marina - Boat: Little Gull

The boat we’ve hired is a 66ft cruiser stern narrowboat called the ‘Little Gull’. It looks pretty big to me! It’s great though, as it’s got a dining area, well equipped galley, and 2 separate bedrooms with their own bathrooms so plenty of space for everyone...

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Mon & Brec Canal - By: Becky, ABC Boat Hire Booking Office

Marina:
Goytre Wharf - Boat: Red Collared Swallow

Day 1. Saturday, Worcester, Worcestershire It’s that time of year again – the first week of the school summer holidays and we are going canal boating! This year it will be me, my husband Simon, my daughter Sarah and her friend Jade. Sadly this year my son can’t come with us as he has found himself a job!

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Norbury & Return - By: Becky, ABC Boat Hire Booking Office

Marina:
Gailey Marina - Boat: Dove

Gailey is a thriving boat building business as well as a holiday hire base – and they are particularly well renowned for their exceptional level of customer service. We have introduced ourselves to David the owner and manager of Gailey Wharf and to Katie the administrator who I speak to on a regular basis in my capacity as a booking clerk at ABC Boat Hire.....[More]

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Llangollen & Return - By: Karen, ABC Boat Hire Booking Office

Marina:
Whitchurch Marina - Boat: Derwent

We carried on along the canal and came to Bettisfield, just before bridge 48 where there are 2 water points and we decide to moor up and top up with water. After our stop for water we passed by Bettisfield Boats, which is a slow section with boats moored on both sides.....[More]

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The Droitwich Ring - By: Sean, ABC Leisure Group Marketing

Marina:
Worcester Marina - Boat: Black Lark

We left Worcester Marina on a warm summer’s early evening at around 6pm. After picking up some supplies we headed for Diglis Basin, and eventually onto the Camp House Inn, near Bevere Lock, the first of the manned locks heading north on the River Severn. It was a steady cruise through the first 2 locks, which we used as an opportunity to teach our friends how it was done. After being filmed by a passer by.....[More]

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Chester & Return - By: Becky, ABC Boat Hire Booking Office

Marina:
Anderton Marina - Boat: Dusky Thrush

Turning left out of the marina a heron sits watching us and it’s as if he is seeing us off. It’s about 3 hours cruising to Middlewhich which is where we are planning to spend our first night. Our planned route is Chester and return – about 32 hours cruising and 44 locks there and back. We figure we have a crew of teenagers.....[More]

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*Please note all blog information was correct at the time of cruising.

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