Canal Boating – Heading North Back to Market Harborough, Part III

This is the third installment and final post of our week long canal boat excursion, on the Leicestershire canals. The first two installments, covered the journey south, while this will cover the return to Market Harborough.

With only one week, we had insufficient time to complete a full circle, so we must retrace our outbound tracks, back to Market Harborough. Select the links to review Part 1 and Part 2 Continue reading

Canal Boating on Inland Waterways, Volume II

This is the continuation of our week long adventure aboard a narrowboat, cruising the UK’s inland waterways through Leicestershire. Judi and I were joined by our daughter-in-laws mum and granny, which made for a rather cramped, but fun week.

I’ll start on day 3, with the first 2 days covered in a previous post, which is available by clicking hereContinue reading

Canal Boating, The Ultimate In Peace, Quiet & Tranquility

When planning our current 5-month holiday in UK, I checked out the RCI website, the timeshare exchange organisation, to determine what timeshares were available in UK that we could exchange for our Worldmark credits. Our goal was finding options in Yorkshire, Lake District, East Anglia, Cornwall and Devon.

Signing into the RCI website, I found options for all the above except the Lake District, but another very interesting option was provided – a week on aboard a canal boat cruising the inland waterways. This was something Judi and I had discussed previously and had always planned to give it a try. Mentioning it to Judi, she immediately responded, after a nano-second of thought, with a resounding “Yes”.

Remembering the adage, “Happy wife, happy life”, the canal boat immediately jumped to priority status, so the Canal Boat Club at Union Wharf, Market Harborough, was the first exchange I reserved, and it did not disappoint. Continue reading