Springtime Canal Holidays

22 April, 2015

What a glorious start to the season!  The weather has been extremely kind to us so far.   Apart from a couple of days at the start of the month when it was very windy, April has been mainly dry and sunny.  Although most mornings have been a bit chilly the afternoons have been spent in delightful sunshine, when we have even had a chance to put shorts on.

Pimm's time

Springtime Pimm’s aboard Kailani

We broke out the Pimm’s yesterday for the first time this year, which our guests enjoyed in beautiful sunshine. Let’s hope that it isn’t a step into summer too soon.

The sightings of the spring time birdlife have been many and varied, with all the usual species aplenty.  The Tring summit level has proven a delight on each of our 5 crossings we have made over the past 14 days.  The Kingfishers have come out almost to order and have entertained our guests, showing off their fabulous colours.  A couple have even perched on branches awaiting their photographs being taken.

First sighting of ducklings

Ducklings at Marsworth


We have seen a mother and her ducklings enjoying their first swim on the Marsworth flight, thrilling the children passing by.

So far this season, we have had 6 different sets of guests aboard Kailani and have received some fantastic comments and even a drawing from one of our guests.

We are on the way south now, reaching Little Venice at the end of the month, when the Canalway Cavalcade takes place from 2 – 4 May and we catch up with some of our friends.

Here’s looking forward to the rest of our season!

Hotel Boat Kailani
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