Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Narrowboats for Sale.

In recent weeks we have learnt that two of our canal companion's are now leaving the “Cut” (canal) and selling their narrowboats. It’s sad to see them become land based again but they like us have travelled the canals of Britain quite extensively.

For anybody who may be interested in a canal adventure and wishing to purchase a boat of their own we can recommend both of these boats. Contact can be made through us or directly to the owners themselves. Both of our friends are also bloggers and the story of their lives aboard can be followed on the following links.

Uccello and Gypsy Rover at Radford Semele, Warwickshire. Grand Union canal.Narrowboats Uccello and Gypsy Rover at Radford Semele, Warwickshire. Grand Union Canal.Our moorings in Birmingham opposite the NIA. Feb; 2010.Narrowboats Uccello and Gypsy Rover in Birmingham  Feb  2010.

The first boat is one we travelled with for quite a few months. Owned by Derek and Carrie  “Narrowboat Uccello” is a comfortable well maintained boat. We have also actually cruised on this boat while dog sitting the boat’s mascot, “Bungie” when we were land based in March in Cambridgeshire while waiting for our new motorhome to be built.

Our last sighting of Uccello at Aldersley junction.Narrowboat Uccello at Aldersley Junction.Captain Dot and first mate Bungie.Captain Dot and first mate Bungie on Narrowboat UccelloThe fish don't want to play today.Derek on Narrowboat Uccello at March, Cambridgeshire

The second boat “Piston Broke” is owned by Paul and Lynne and has recently been stretched and extensively refurbished. Paul being an ex marine engineer has been very fastidious and everything had to be as close to perfect as possible.

Paul and Lynne moored at Bugsworth basin.Narrowboats Piston Broke and Gypsy Rover moored at Bugsworth Basin.

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