Started by: maddy (1698) 

has anyone been on a canal boat holiday- no not in wigan ha. i would love to do it but hubby says its too expensive can anyone enlighten me

Started: 30th Dec 2006 at 21:35

Posted by: cherry70 (25) 

How bout houseboats Maddy?? Where I live there are houseboat holidays that take you all over the Okanagan...beautiful stuff..You would have to come to BC Canada though. Well worth it

Replied: 30th Dec 2006 at 21:45

Posted by: trish (716) 

Many years ago we went on a boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads. I believe those boats are more comfortable than canal boats; canal boats have to be narrower of course. It was one of the best holidays we ever had, we were lucky with the weather, it was during one of the best summers in history for the UK.

Replied: 30th Dec 2006 at 21:57

Posted by: reddi8 (1107)

it certainly is expensive to have a boating holiday. For just a weekend you will expect to pay at least £400.

Replied: 30th Dec 2006 at 23:33

Posted by: elizabeth (5439) 

I will find out how much for you as I live at Upton on Severn and they hire boats out for holidays . will let you know keep your eye out for the answer to this with in the next couple of days

Replied: 1st Jan 2007 at 09:48

Posted by: maggie (511) 

Maddy, for many years we had narrow boat holidays, then when we retired we took shares in one. We travelled all over the country in our years on the boats. You can hire one for a weekend as a taster, but if you can afford it, I can recommend it. We have just been watching two series on narrow boats on Discovery Real time, they are running another called Water World if you want to see it. It was a wonderful experience to moor in the place where i played as a child, to ring my brother from there and he felt the same. Sadly, we are too decrepit now to continue, but I still miss it. Boating people are great. The pubs are great, and the boats have all mod cons. if you can afford it, try it.

Replied: 4th Jan 2007 at 11:40

Posted by: elizabeth (5439) 

Sorry I have not been back to you but problems here prevented me, but if you type in Keyword on your computer ==Upton on Severn Marina Hire Boats it will show you the site and you can get from there ay information you require also Different place you can hire from possibly nearer to you

Replied: 6th Jan 2007 at 09:44

Posted by: maddy (1698) 

thank you elizabeth, much appreciated

Replied: 6th Jan 2007 at 21:17


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