Hi Dog Friends,
The boat called Arthur is based right near our houseboat in Cowley, Uxbridge and so we just had to try it out!
Hum, GlennDad, Tom, Aurelia and the little humans met Lindsey and PJ at Cowley Lock and off we set.
Arthur does trips up and down the Grand Union Canal including:
- Cream Tea Cruises
- A Cruise to a View
- Corporate Events
- Lunch & Cruise
- Celebration Days
- Water Taxi
- Fish & Chips Cruise
We were having a family morning experiencing the joy of chugging along the canal and watching the world go by. Arthur is a lovely boat with comfy seating inside but you can also sit out front to get a good view (of course that is where Hum wanted to be as she loves a good view).
We went through 3 Locks – Cowley; Uxbridge and Denham Deep which is one of the deepest on the canal. I sat up front in the lifebelt to be totally safe as going through the Locks is exciting but also a bit scary when lots of water rushes in and the boat rises!
The little humans had a great time feeding ducks and swans with special food PJ provided. He also made the human-folk teas and coffees and was a wealth of knowledge about the history of the area and in particular the canals.
He also knew a lot about wildlife and we managed to spot a deer! That was exciting for all!!! I think however, Hum and Aurelia liked looking into people’s posh gardens along the canal was the best bit. They ARE nosey!!!!
Lindsey was a great skipper and ensured we had a really smooth trip which we all thoroughly enjoyed and can highly recommend to all you lovely dog pals and your humans..
Arthur Daily Boat Trips can take up to 12 people and we often see parties on board enjoying themselves when we are walking along the towpath. It is reasonably priced and a great day out. You can also end the trip with lunch at one of the pubs by the canal.