Most likely the last time for us ..........

Badknee

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As some of you know we are picking up our new to us AC Wentworth on 4th Oct so another of our favourite holidays that we are on at the moment will probably be the last time we partake after our big investment in our MH.
I realise it's not MH related but it is a holiday :) Moored up this evening rather than parked up.:LOL:image.jpgimage.jpg
 
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I must say after reading some posts on here they are quite clever. Every one comes with a self levelling system built in, no need for clocks 'n stuff.;)
 

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Which canal are you moored on? Looks great, will always wish we'd been able to try out a narrow boat.
And bigger adventures await you soon!
 
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We were camped next to canal just outside Chester, loved the narrowboats would love to holiday on one or own one but hubby not keen.:(
 
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Which canal are you moored on? Looks great, will always wish we'd been able to try out a narrow boat.
And bigger adventures await you soon!
We are on the Llangollen Canal heading towards Whitchurch in the next few days. Down the locks tomorrow, this one was built in 1794 I believe.image.jpgimage.jpg
 
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We were camped next to canal just outside Chester, loved the narrowboats would love to holiday on one or own one but hubby not keen.:(

Yes we have done the trip through Chester on our way to Ellesmere Canal museum brilliant day out if your a fan of the canals.
 
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Narrow boats are great but when you fancy a holiday in France for a few days, what do you do?
Errrrrr, go to France for a few days, that is without the narrowboat.
 

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Narrow boats are great but when you fancy a holiday in France for a few days, what do you do?
Bro in law took a concrete hulled barge all the way down through france.....after crossing the channel in it.

Daftest thing he ever did, flat bottom concrete boats are not for the open sea, but he was a merchant navy captain in charge of tankers and grain ships so knew what he was doing.
 

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the wife's grandparents lived and worked on the canals of the midlands. grandmother was even born on a working narrowboat. because of that, the wife has a lifelong fascination and fondness for all things canal related. a true gongoozler

me, i like them, but dont like the idea of being restricted to certain stretches of water without a lot of effort
 
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Bro in law took a concrete hulled barge all the way down through france.....after crossing the channel in it.

Daftest thing he ever did, flat bottom concrete boats are not for the open sea, but he was a merchant navy captain in charge of tankers and grain ships so knew what he was doing.

I have seen the report of a narrowboat being sailed across the channel to cruise their canals but it was strapped to two sea going boats and then nearly didn't make it.
 
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We have an old MH, and an even older NB, so you can have your cake and eat it.........(y)
That would be fantastic but we had to make a decision which one and the cost to keep a boat on the canals swayed us.
 
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the wife's grandparents lived and worked on the canals of the midlands. grandmother was even born on a working narrowboat. because of that, the wife has a lifelong fascination and fondness for all things canal related. a true gongoozler

me, i like them, but dont like the idea of being restricted to certain stretches of water without a lot of effort
It's a leisure pursuit for 99.9% of people but it was bloody hard work in its time.
 
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Yes, I know, but just couldn't get around to selling the old girl.

Couldn't sell the boat either.........:)

Haha, I'll tell her you said that...... the boat not the wife :p
 
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