British Holiday Season in Full Swing
Now that the calendar has clicked over from July to August, the holiday season is in full swing. The majority of people and families in the UK will either be on holiday, just finished a holiday, or just about to take one.
I am writing this especially for all you overseas readers visiting my blog, as you may like to consider a holiday Most Usedwithin the UK, steeped in history and gliding through the lush countryside.
Now what a wonderful idea to considering taking a unique holiday steeped in history, don’t you think? It is not difficult to do this. You will realise why when I suggest that you consider a Self-Drive Boating holiday on the English canals. Most of these canals are around 200-years old, fell into decay after the Second World War and then taken over by enthusiasts and restored “Little by Little”, “Section by Section”.
Now the UK can be proud of all the work that passionate folk from every walk of life have done with the overall restorations of various canals over the last 70 years. This work is still going on and the latest canal to be completely restored is the Droitwich canal.
The last section has now connected the Worcester and Birmingham canal. This has been recently opened and one can cruise right through to the River Severn at Driotwich, near the City of Worcester.
I belong to the “Cutweb” club. This is a club for boaters, so they can communicate with one another via the Internet. The name came about, as the “Old” working boatmen used to call the canals “The Cut”, as they were hand cut through the countryside to connect the major Industrial centres spreading out from the Midlands, or should I say the “Black Country”; basically the West Midlands where everything may have started.
“Cutweb” is a made up club name, quite naturally as “Cut” relates to canals and “Web” the Internet. This may seem obvious on explanation but it is surprising how many times one is asked how the name came about.
I have taken the trouble to mention the foregoing as one of our club members (Andrew Dyke) has just cruised the Droitwich canal and has put together a lovely album slide show, together with suitable background music that enhances his photographs. Andrew Dyke’s Slide Show creation depicts the unique and typical lush green countryside in the Heart of England. It is extremely well done.
You too can experience a simply wonderful holiday that you will not find anywhere else in the World. Not only do you cruise between the hamlets, villages, towns and Cities; the journey will take you through different access points of the Towns and Cities, (Namely the backs of the factories in the Industrial parts etc.,) and these have not been modernised due to the fact that the general public do not see this side of the buildings.
You actually cruise through History from the canal side views and this will take you back in time; the brickwork and the construction sometimes staying unchanged for a up to a couple of hundred years.
It is fascinating and is an experience one should not miss. On the canals, the “Paddle Gear” is original and repaired in the original style in most cases. The paddles are the mechanism that lets water in and out the locks, so that you can proceed up and down the hills in your “Self-Drive” narrowboat.
I have honestly say that I have never, ever met or spoken to anyone, who after taking an English boating holiday, has not been so smitten that they cannot wait to book up and take another boating canal holiday.
It is so different, one cannot put into words the unique experience gained with relaxed cruising together with the excitement of seeing something unexpected, the interest of hidden history, the quaint places the canals that take you off the beaten track that you would have missed by any other sort of transport and visit to England.
It is a must for just everyone from teenagers to retired people to experience from all walks of life. You will find canal folk, the meeting at locks with other boaters and the general friendly chat something you will take back home with you, never to be forgotten
What Beautiful Lush Countryside in England
Click below ~ LOOK ~ for yourself
No doubt it will whet your appetite
You could have a holiday like this too!
I wrote about a this type of holiday approximately 3 years ago, mainly to introduce the “Overseas” visitor, who hasn’t the knowledge or experience to research accurately who the better Hire Boat companies are and who to miss out. I am sure that you are much like me and would like confirmation that you are hiring with a reputable company and that you place your holiday where you are going to have a wonderful experience starting with the warm family type business welcome and perhaps even having a present of a bottle of wine and fresh flowers in your floating holiday home.
My digital E-book called “The Holiday of a Lifetime” now needs updating and considerable work done to make sure that the information it contains is current.
This is one of my next projects but in the meantime, if you would like this book, in its original format, I will willingly send you a copy (via E-mail) completely free of charge. You are most welcomed to read it. It has some good material and many “Links” taking you to many holiday companies. This will lead you to an easy way to search for you exact requirements, although it needs updating.
If you would like to have a look, please e-mail me at Allan@Pengalanty.com and I will send it to you. I will reply. If I get a large request, it may take me some time, as I am not going to automate this procedure until I have updated my E-book.
Thank you for visiting my “General Interest” blog site. I would appreciate your comments and hope you will remember “Pengalanty”
Warm regards, ~Allan~