Netherlands -Amsterdam, Travel

On a Canal in a BOAT

Do you remember I wrote about a time we enjoyed watching the canal boats and having a stroll down by a canal in Northern England one sunny day in 2017? No?

Well, we did. It was a delightful stroll.

Our next adventure will see us chugging down another canal in a different country.  In a boat not beside one, admiring those canal boats.

First, we have a few days in Amsterdam. Read about our last trip to this intriguing city

Then we will be heading off to a smaller town in the Netherlands countryside [see below a rough guide of our trip]. Which there are many canals to explore.

Canal boating route

What I love about this trip, is that we can still get excited about the planning, anticipation and all that comes with a new adventure after years of travelling.

This trip is going to be more about sharing a unique experience with people we have known for nearly 10 years.  It is going to be a new experience for all of us.

Though the Squire is the only one that has 30 years experience on various boats. For two of us we shall be the crew [until such time we get hold of that steering wheel], and the fourth a trainee skipper.

Let’s see how long it takes to establish our “sea legs”.

Now while we are doing this I won’t be blogging, I had this image of me trying to type and read in very little light at 2 am while everyone else was asleep.

Not the best idea I have concocted.

The only solution is to have a complete break, to enjoy the new experience and being with friends we don’t usually see on a regular basis. Due to them living down South and us being generally up North when we are in New Zealand.

Catch up with you all in a month or so.

Then I shall be reading your posts and rocking out a few myself in October when we will be housesitting in France.

Though I will post a few photographs, which knowing me, will be more than a few, on Instagram.


via By the canal without a boat

43 thoughts on “On a Canal in a BOAT”

  1. Oh wow, I didn’t realise you were going on this trip for a month – how wonderful!

    I’m going to ‘pick your brains’ when you’ve finished as it’s something I would like to do…hope The Squire doesn’t become A Pirate of the Canal!
    Sea legs? You made me laugh! 😉

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  2. 6 words? 🙂 🙂 Now this time I’m really jealous! House sitting has some appealing aspects but boat sitting is a whole different enterprise. I don’t suppose you have space for another, quite slender, crew member? 😦

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    1. Haha, good try Jo. Anyway, you have much to look forward to soon you won’t have time for a boat trip. It’s not boat sitting we are all hiring it for a couple of weeks. For us its a treat for the Squires entry into the sixties 🙂 What did you mean by 6 words?


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