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We will be starting a one week trip on a narrowboat on the Monmouth and Brecon Canal in Wales next Friday 15th October 2010. In the meantime, here is a picture from our trip last year on the Canal du Midi in France, as we manoeuvred up a set of staircase locks. This boat was a Penichette style boat, hired from Locaboat. These are glass fibre boats and handle fairly well with their single engine. The boat we will hire in Wales will be a traditional steel narrow boat, also with a single engine. Being steel they are a bit more hardy and able to stand up to the inevitable bumps when entering locks. More on the pros and cons of the various types of boats, and the different waterways, will follow as we go on our journey. Till then……

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