Narrowboat journey through a winter wonderland


Every now and then we ask for willing volunteers to move our narrowboat’s for us from one base to another, generally  before the start of the season.

Nicholas and his team certainly had his work cut out for him on his journey up to Napton with ‘Princess’ Leah this March.  Normally at this time of year the worst you can expect would be a bit of rain, but this eventful journey was filled with ice, snow, trees down and bridges iced shut!   But the intrepid team made it and delivered the boat early so that it was ready for hire.

Nicholas says “Thank goodness the boat had central heating, and we had come with many warm layers of clothes!!”.  Fortunately for us he’s keen to help us out again in the future.

The snowy weather seems to be finally moving on from the UK, and spring is well on its way.  We don’t expect many of our holiday guests to have to cope with conditions like these in April!

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2 replies
  1. Ann Deane
    Ann Deane says:

    I’m sure the central heating would help! I remember as a pre teen, going with my parents to fetch a new cruiser from Teddington for Blue Line.The main problem I think was flood water as we came up the Thames to join the canal and the masses of condensation inside the cabin!

  2. debbie lee
    debbie lee says:

    we hired a black prince boat in march of this year and did the macclesfield canal. we had a lovely time. the snow was starting to clear. it was very cold but every day we had sunshine. have just seen the pictures on your blog of the boat and the snow and they look lovely. we are still sorting through our photos that we took.


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