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06-07-2013 : BOAT NEST FOR SWALLOW FAMILY

A family of swallows have made their home is unusual place after nesting in a boats lifejacket locker.

Five chicks have hatched on their floating home, which carries passengers on tours along Horsey Mere.

The boats skipper said The chicks are likely to remain on the boat for three weeks before fledging, the adults will now quite happily leave the boat to hunt and ferry food to the chicks they follow the boat on whatever route I take.

You may not discover any swallows nesting on your boat during your Canal Boat Holiday but you will encounter a host of other wildlife.

The canals are easily accessible and free to explore and they are the ideal destination for nature lovers.

As you gentle cruise along the canals on your Cabal Boat Holiday you will get back to nature and have a chance to see the wildlife close up.

The towpath is home to a huge variety of birds and animals and many rare species thrive in the safe haven that the canal bank provides.

If you love wildlife and nature then a Canal Boat Holiday is a perfect choice for you.

On a Canal Boat the rivers, canals and surrounding areas spring into life with birds and animals.

Your very own Nature watch will reveal itself on a Canal Boat Holiday when every day the canal and surrounding areas spring into life.

As you are cruising along feed the moorhens and swans that follow your Canal Boat hoping for a tasty treat.

In the early evening watch the bats as they fly low over you catching flies.

On your Canal Boat Holiday you may be in a privileged position to spot buzzards swooping over farmland or a flash of blue as a kingfisher darts into the reeds.

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Moored at the canalside
 

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The beautiful canals of England and Wales wind their way through a variety of interesting and distinctive locations offering you the chance to stop off and investigate further at a mooring of your choice or to simply continue cruising onto the next destination.
 
The canal boat lounge,equipped with TV & DVD
 
Canal boat holidays,
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