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Monday, July 28, 2014

Native American Indian Camp alongside canal.

Stay in a Wigwam the sign reads. Any one cruising the Grand Union through Slapton might think these canal side Wigwams are not quite the real thing. Call them what you will but these two are located on Hill Farm which is one of 60+  Wigwam Holidays franchised sites in the UK.
Rates this time of year are £90 ($146) per night. This is a 4 berth, 1 double bed and a sofa bed. Facilities? Well you can run around the field.
Now stateside in California on the historic Route 66 you can stay at the Wigwam Motel in proper.....ok they`re concrete but at least they look like Wigwams.
Rates here are $88 (£54) per night in two double beds. Facilities? Not much need to worry about that having saved £40 per night but they have internet in each unit and a swimming pool.
Ok i know the UK site has no internet but it has the bigger swimming pool, just watch out for the narrow boats.
The new sunshade is handy when cruising, my poor Alaskan baby does not fair well in these hot sunny days. Yes it did fit under that bridge as it did under the old brick arches  all the way through Milton Keynes.

A first for Jaq, sharing a lock with a Fiberglass cruiser. I told her to keep a tight hold on our boat in case it drifted and squashed the Tupperware pot. Joking aside it`s just another boat and they were nice people.

The view that night through the galley side hatch. 
Just north of the Globe Inn at Linslade.

1 comment:

Marilyn, nb Waka Huia said...

Hi Jaq and Les, It is lovely following your trip (and Tony and Helen's on nb Holderness) on that part of the GU in and near MK - we did our first ever narrowboating from Linslade up through MK and back and I have very fond memories of where the addiction bit! I have told David that when he comes back from NZ (8 sleeps to go) I am keen to head south again - I'd like to re-visit the GU. Hopefully we may see you along the way.
Big hugs, Marilyn

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs