Follow the ongoing travels and adventures of Rob and Marlane as they cruise the Canals of the UK and Europe aboard their narrow boat 'Oo-La-La', read the monthly account of their travels and view photos documenting those travels. Follow the adventures of Rob and Marlane as they cruise the canals of England and Europe aboard their narrow boat OO-LA-LA
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Travelogue: ENGLAND - index

On this page we have attempted to provide a very brief summary on a month by month basis of our travels in England, each month will link you through to a more detailed page where you can also view relevant photos to that particular month. Enjoy.....

August 2002: Big Changes in August . We decide to sell our narrow boat OO-LA-LA, go to Montpellier, France and buy a 40 foot steel Dutch canal cruiser. A very intense six weeks finds us comfortably aboard our new boat near Montpellier (Southern France) waiting for our luggage to arrive.

July 2002: Anderton Boat Lift, Tunnels, Lots of Tunnels, Stone, Braunston. Canals: Leeds & Liverpool, Trent & Mersey, Bridgewater, Middlewich, Coventry, Oxford.

June 2002: Charms of The River Avon, Stratford-on-Avon Celebrates the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, Birmingham City Moorings, St. John’s Ambulance Charity Narrowboat Race, World Cup Madness, Dirty Main Line out of Birmingham, Black Country Museum mooring, Wales town of Llangollen, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Middlewich and stoppage near the Anderton Lift. New and Improved Map.

May 2002: May is a big month, we see the Queen in Bath, Sharon and Tim Stainken visit for a few days, OO-LA-LA goes to sea in the Bristol Channel and we finally have a map of our travels.

April 2002: This month covers our voyage from Reading to Bath, a distance of 75 ¼ miles.

March 2002: Cruising on from Aylesbury, via Oxford and back onto the Thames.

February 2002: 2002 Cruising Season begins with a trip from London to Bristol via the Grand Union and Oxford canals - The Scenic Route. Aylesbury Arm.

January 2002: Wintering and Holidays in Camden town and Primrose Hill.

December 2001 : Return to London from the Thames, finding winter mooring in Regents Canal near Camden town.

November 2001 : Move to Camden Lock for the winter, discover London, get into music scene.

October 2001 : Experiences with Tunnels

September 2001 : Vacationed in Reedham, closed on the boat, learned how to drive it, fed swans, cruised our first tunnel, learned how to operate locks, saw some beautiful small villages, met great folks at the pub, looked at Willowtree Marina and Yeading.

August 2001 : Our plans are as complete as they can get. The hardest step is just ahead - the first step out the door on our way!


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