Nichola from Globalmouse Travels and her family took a Drifters canal boat holiday on the Kennet & Avon Canal. They travelled from our Bath base.
They enjoyed watching ‘the beautiful Georgian architecture of Bath’ as they set off on their family adventure afloat. Nichola says ‘the children immediately loved it’, watching the ducks and swans from the bow of the boat.
They travelled over Dundas Aqueduct, enjoying ‘wonderful countryside views’. They stopped at Bradford on Avon and enjoyed Sunday lunch at The Boat House pub alongside the canal.
Nichola says, ‘The canal is at its most beautiful in the quiet of the morning’. And they loved listening to the sounds of the wildlife around them.
They found steering the boat ‘tricky’ at first. But they were impressed with the help and support they received from the boating community. Particularly when mooring up and going through Bradford on Avon Lock.
Summing up, Nichola says ‘there’s something very special about time on the waterways’. She describes canals as a ‘beautiful, peaceful escape’.