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A week on the Brecon Canal


This was one of our best holidays ever.
The scenery was beautiful, the Welsh people were so friendly and the narrow boat was a lovely means of travelling about – nice and slowly!!

Our boat was called ‘Owl.’ Here are some photos of the outside and inside. Weather was not good at the start of the holiday!

The scenery was beautiful, every shade of green reflected in the water.

We went under over 100 bridges, each one was very pretty.

Some of the bridges were rather low!!

Lovely views all along the canal.

Attractive wildlife too.

It really was such a relaxing, peaceful holiday and we hope to return to ‘do the locks!’ and the tunnel and the aqueduct. A tree had fallen across the canal and was blocking it for a few days so we were advised to turn around and head the other way!

The slow pace of 2mph suited us very well plus the pubs for our evening meal and the tea rooms and the towpath walks…… all so very lovely.

Hope you could sense the tranquility of the Brecon Canal too!

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Thank you for sharing your delightful holiday with us Chris. The scenery looks perfect! I’ve always fancied a canal trip but OH won’t be persuaded. Lovely to see you both looking happy 🙂.

28 May, 2023


Same here Sheila.

Chris I have wanted to do this too but OH is vehemently opposed, I don' t know why. I have a cousin who lived on the canals for years. I tried to get OH interested in a holiday like that but he wasn't having any...
The photos are very lovely - really enjoyed looking at them - thank you for sharing.

28 May, 2023


I am just looking in again, but couldn't resist going on yours!
I know I had already seen a few pictures, but not as many as these.
It looked like the perfect holiday Chris!
An escape from every day life too.
I love the picture of you both too.
I will be back on here soon! xxx

29 May, 2023


Looks lovely and relaxing, W'rose.

29 May, 2023


Thanks Meadowland - I am pleased it brought back happy memories of your holiday with the boys.

Stera and Sheila get to work on your husbands. To be honest we weren’t really looking forward to the holiday very much but we both really loved it and found it so very relaxing - you don’t want too many locks though!!

Rose how lovely of you to comment x
It really was an escape from everyday life - no TV signal, no Wi-Fi, no radio!!!

Ange - it was so peaceful and the pace of it all was very slow indeed.

29 May, 2023


Very interesting to see this canal holiday, Chris! I have never been on a canal but it sounds good, apart from the tranquillity I don't know if my wife would like it. Perhaps she would as she often talks about escaping from our life here & going to live in a convent! 😆

31 May, 2023


Wonderful blog, Chris! It looked like a really lovely way to travel/holiday, along those beautiful canals! The scenery looked so lush and pretty.
I’ve also had a notion to try this! I feel I’ve lived vicariously though you throughout the blog! Thank you!
Lovely pic of the both of you!

31 May, 2023


Klahanie it was a true escape holiday and the pace of it suited me very well but it could all be too slowly w for some people.

Balcony take her on a canal holiday instead - much nicer than the strict regime of a convent!!!

Kate I was really surprised how much I enjoyed it and even enjoyed making the coffee in the morning and waiting for the old fashioned kettle to whistle to me !!!

31 May, 2023


Chris, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful holiday photos. The scenery is fabulous but I'm sure a canal boat holiday would terrify me ... I like my feet on terra firma!

2 Jun, 2023


Thank you Shirley we really did love that holiday but quite understand it is not for everyone!! At least a canal is nice and calm!!

2 Jun, 2023


Very peaceful and relaxing :)

6 Jun, 2023


It really was Hywel - a beautiful area to explore.

6 Jun, 2023

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