I have been fascinated by canals and the canal movement for as long as I can remember. Canals were, I suppose, the forerunner to our modern motorways and railways - the railways saw the demise of the canals as a commercial cargo carrying opportunity. It is thanks to the foresight of a number of people and organisations that the canals still exist today for some commercial use and a lot of recreational use.
Click here details of a beautiful Dutch Barge Vrijheid
Click here for the Surrey and Hampshire Canals Society's website
Click here for information on the Basingstoke Canal
Click here for information on the Inland Waterways Association
Click here for information on the Dutch Barge Association
Click here for some pictures of a short trip to Arques in Northern France in May 2005