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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.



Magna Carta Boat Rally

Don't miss this event here at Colt Hill basin on Sunday 24th May 2015. The Basingstoke Canal Authority have put a lot of work into organising this rally and the attractions will include:

Kiosk gets a makeover!

Our ice cream and drinks kiosk has had a good sanding and is ready for painting.
We thought we would give it a bright set of narrowboat colours; green and burgundy.

Recent visitors will have seen the main office undergo a bit of a tranformation too.

Boats and fallen trees

One of our boats came in handy as a platform for dealing with a fallen tree near Deepcut. BCA workers used the narrowboat to get to the tree which was quickly removed to keep the navigation open, well done guys!

A family of visitors

We had a nice surprise a few days ago when a family of swans decided to use our slipway to take a rest. We didn't charge the usual slippage fee!

Our First Week

We are just about to finish our first full week here at Galleon Marine. Above is our new sign which is opposite the Waterwitch pub. The beautiful weather has made it very enjoyable for us and the friendly boaters we have had the pleasure to meet.

Long Sunny June Weekend

Saturday wasn't looking great with torrential downpours in the morning, however as soon as we arrived at the boatyard the rain stopped and the sun came out. We had a great weekend on our 40ft boat.

The Mill House

Had a great lunch at the Mill House in North Warnborough a few weeks ago. The Chicken Ceasar Salad was just perfect for the day. Since the fire at the Swan Inn back in September 2010, boaters have been happily setting out to pay a visit only to find its' charred remains.

Tree fallen across canal

A large beech tree fell across the canal on 20th May and completely blocked navigation at the Fox and Hounds pub, Church Crookham.  The Basingstoke Canal Authority apologised for the inconvenience and got working to remove it as soon as possible.

Algae in the Canal

The beginning of the narrowboating year started well with a lot of sunshine, this however seemed to create the perfect conditions for a blue-green algae, which bloomed a little too much between Ash Lock and Greywell.