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Below are some of our experiences, information bulletins, happy moments, funny stories and more. Narrowboats are our passion and we want to share them with you.

 

 

Bluebells at Mytchett

I had to go out to one of our boats the other day and walking back along the towpath near Mytchett bridge I cam across a group of bluebells which lined the towpath just before Mytchett Lake, spring is really underway and summer not far!

New Narrowboat Livery and Names

Holly is the first of our boats which has been painted in new colours - Union Canal Green and Crimson. She also has new logos on the sides and her name on the bow sides. The photo was taken last weekend at Crookham Wharf where a family had a joint 70th Birthday trip.

Electric boat for hire

We had our first trip on the new electric boat we put together over the winter. It is capable of holding up to 5 people and can cruise silently along the canal. If you fancy a picnic at Odiham Castle, why not give it a try. The price is £25 per hour.

Easter Monday Boating

Wow! we had fantastic weather for the Easter Monday bank holiday and it brought out over a hundred people who enjoyed messing about in rowboats, kayaks and canoes on the Basingstoke Canal. Our new Kiosk is in full swing now serving teas & coffee, cakes, biscuits etc. etc.

Birds of Prey at Galleon Marine

As part of the Magna Carta Celebrations we will be having a special birds of prey display by Simon Wilson of 'Fist Full Of Feathers'.

New Narrowboat Season

After a busy winter refitting many of the boats we are almost ready for the new season. We took 'Holly' (formerly 'Wendy') for a test trip up to the Barley Mow and back, everything worked perfectly.

Spring has sprung

The weather this weekend brought people out to enjoy the spring air and take to the water. We had a number of families and groups take out kayaks and rowing boats

Our New Kayak Trailer

We now have a great new kayak trailer which allows us to offer one way kayaking/canoeing trips. We had to do a bit of work on the ebay purchase such as welding bars in the right places, old kayaks are much flatter and our new ones didn't fit.

Kiosk Roof

You know those little jobs that just get bigger? Well we just thought we would tidy up the roof by removing years of accumulated moss only to find that the wood underneath seemed very spongy.

New Sit-On Kayaks for 2015

We were excited to take delivery of our new kayaks today. We now have 5 single seater kayaks and 2 twin seater kayaks.

After giving them all a good test we found them to be far more stable than the older style kayaks and much easier to get in and out of!

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