Originally Posted by Dubnuh
Thanks Marin, that's an excellent resource. If Ireland isn't the canal boat dream, would you recommend another choice from personal experience?
Since 1990, we have been doing just about all the canals in the northern half of the canal system in England. Which by general definition means the canals north of Birmingham.
We have loved all of them, and will be going back again to do some of the same ones and some new ones starting in early 2017.
It would take a long, long time to pass on our recommendations for canals and boat types.
So here's a place to start: George's Canal Pages George's: Canal Boating in the U.K. and Europe
In the past we hired from the same company, Middlewich Narrowboats which was owned by a good friend of ours. He sold the company a few years ago and under the new owner it has sadly gone very much downhill. So when we resume our canal travels we will be hiring from a different company but in the same town.
Attached are a few photos I've taken on our past trips.