Monthly Newsletter May 2017


Welcome to Canalstoday.

Its a brief monthly update of some Special Offers, news and events along the UK canals.
We will miss things of course but as the months pass and you dear reader tell others about this newsletter, it will probably get bigger and better.

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Boating Offers:

Kayak the canal with Secret Adventures From Limehouse Basin to Crate Brewery in Hackney Wick on the River Lea with a reserved area on the Alfred Le Roy canalboat bar at the end of the 6km route.
Friday 21 April or Friday 12 May 6.30 - 9.00pm
Equipment provided - £36
More info click here

Cocktail Cruise with Alfred Le Roy Speciality and classic cocktails and bonhomie are the order of the day on this two & half hour canalboat cruise of the River Lea with upbeat background tracks and retractable roof sections for those warm sunny days. Sharing platters featuring Charcuterie (or vegetarian delights); Neal's Yard Dairy cheeses, E5 Bakehouse Bread and other tasty pairings are available to enjoy. Full bar open throughout.
Saturdays 12noon - 2.30pm; 3.30 - 6.15pm throughout the summer
Tickets from £25 per person, Over 18's only
More info click here

Overpoured Sunday Cruise with Alfred Le Roy With a bottomless option for Glasses of prosecco, Bloody Marys and Mimosas, and Deep filled savoury croissants available such as Smoked Salmon with avocado and horseradish cream cheese. This two hour cruise of the river lea, travels from Hackney Wick to Springfield Park and back. Upbeat background music tracks, retractable roof sections for those warm sunny days. Full bar open throughout.
Sundays 12noon - 2pm; 3pm - 5pm, throughout the summer
Tickets from £12.50 per person, Bottomless: additional £25 per person - requires a food item being purchased. Over 18's only
More info click here

London Kayak Tours Gives a special offer of 'book five places and receive the sixth one free'.
More info click here

Canalway Cavalcade April 29th /1st May at Little Venice, north London.

Friend of the Thames!

Help us to help others appreciate the history and protect the future of the Thames. Our photo of these ambulance staff who spent all day in case of any problems at this year's Boat Races are just some of the dedicated people who support the big events along the Thames each year.
Nominate a friend for our Wall of Fame. Click here for more details.

Boating Offers (Continued):

Lee & Stort Boat Co Limited have launched their season of Boat Tours and Swan Pedalos at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 1st April, as well as launching their Ware and Hertford Waterbus on 15th April.

The Electric Barge is currently offering 10% off booking hire fees for bookings in April if you quote 'April Fool' (subject to availability). Canal Cruising

Special Offers-Trent and Mersey Canal
1. CAMRA, IWA, C&RT save 10%, NHS STAFF, POLICE, RESCUE, FORCES members save 15% of your full priced Shortbreak/Weeks holiday
2. Book 3 Weeks- 3rd Week Free (cheapest of the 3 weeks) or book 6 weeks full price 4 weeks - get 2 free)
3. BOOK 2 WEEKS get 2nd HALF PRICE (cheapest week).See more details here

Wyvern Shipping operating on the Grand Union Canal are offering 10% off for early bookings until further notice Check details

Here are a few comments from the staff who took 1 book and 10 minutes to read a bit. They gave their comments freely and anonymously- so we believe them!

1. " His journey hasn’t started yet, but sounds like he will have an interesting one."
2. " A very warming selection of tales on the canal and characters on the author’s travels which describe some hidden gems in England that I never knew existed."
3. "Seems like a good read so far. The book is witty, thoughtful and informative. I don't think it is only for a canal enthusiast."
4. " Highly readable, engaging, light fun reading if occasionally it rambles off the point. Sounds a bit like a good canal journey ought to be!"
For more details click here.

The UK distributors of this Korean built canoe (with an option for a dingy too) assure us it can quickly unfolded (within less than 15 minutes) for use on the canals .The hull Double-layer marine-grade custom manufactured polypropylene so coastal visits are an option. At the end of the voyage the canoe or dinghy can be quickly repacked into 2 carrier bags and transported back to the car. It weighs just 53lbs.

The canoe is barely 430cm by 88cm wide but can carry 2 people comfortably (400lb load). So, that is a few weekends and most of the summer holidays sorted
Click here for more details.