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Rivermusic 29 Apr 16 - 03:11 AM
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Subject: Canal Boat Holiday For Music Lovers
From: Rivermusic
Date: 29 Apr 16 - 03:11 AM

The second of the two week long holidays starting on the 24th September is now fully booked. There are still four places available (Two cabins both with King Size Double Beds) on the first holiday from the 17th - 24th September.

Week 1 - We will leave the boatyard at Napton, Warwickshire on the lunchtime of Saturday 17th September. We will travel east along the Grand Union, and then north up to the Ashby Canal as far as its navigable terminus at Snarestone. Along the way we will pass Braunston, Rugby, Coventry and Hinckley before returning to Napton. The route is very leisurely encountering aqueducts and tunnels, but only four locks, one of which is only a stop lock, in each direction, on the entire journey. We will return to the boatyard at Napton on Saturday 24th September.

Crewing the boat, working locks etc will be optional and always with guidance and, if necessary, instruction from an experienced narrowboat skipper with commercial boating experience. Food for meals, inc full breakfast, lunch and the majority of evening meals is provided for on a communal catering basis.

Each evening the boat will moor up close to a welcoming canalside hostelry where the option to enjoy a delightful session of music and song in a relaxed atmosphere will be available. The venues for the sessions are to be confirmed.

The boat has five cabins all accommodating two people in each cabin. However, we will not be using the forward cabin as a sleeping area as this would involve converting the seating area into a bed each evening and then converting it back again each morning. Therefore places are limited to eight people on each trip.

All beds are of the fixed type with sprung mattresses. None of the berths are of the bunk type found on many multiple occupancy boats. Two cabins include a king size bed, there is another cabin with twin single beds that can be combined into a double bed and a further cabin that has twin single beds. Each cabin has a 240V electricity socket and all bed linen is provided.

The boat is fully equipped with regard to safety, and incorporates central heating, which hopefully we will not need to use, electric shower, two fresh water toilets and fully operative galley including cooker, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, sink, pots, pans, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. The lounge salon has LCD TV and a CD/DVD/Mp3 player. The boat is also equipped with mobile Wifi. However, TV and Wifi reception can be variable depending upon where the boat is at any particular time.

Public liability/third party insurance and a damage waiver for the boat is included in the cost of the cruise. Vehicles are parked at the marina in a secure car park free of charge, but with the usual disclaimers regarding liability. Holiday and personal insurance is at your own discretion.

Total cost including
Boat Hire & Food
17th - 24th September £250 per person
Contact Neil Cardwell cneil727@yahoo.com or tel 07887 607008


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