The name:- STRIDER – from Tolkien, was the pony ridden by Froda from Minas Tirith back to the Shire to Grey Havens.
Start: Friday at 2.00pm. Vacate by 09.00am Friday morning following.
6 berth steel narrowboat. Length 65ft. Beam 6’10”. Tiller steering. Yanmar diesel engine. Semi-trad rear with safely enclosed seating area.
Hot & cold water. Shower bath. Electric lights & fridge. Calor Gas cooking. 2 Pump-out toilets. Shaver point. Colour TV/DVD/Radio. Hairdryer. Diesel fired central heating.
A comfortable (4 star standard) boat for 6 people. – From the ‘semi-trad’ rear deck, with enclosed seating, the boat is entered through central rear doors that lead directly into the galley. This is provided with a modern stainless steel sink, full size cooker, electric fridge, generous worktops and cupboards. This room is open plan to the Dinette/ double berth (this area is larger than on Shadowfax and Snowmane. All berths are 6’6″ in length.
The next room, leading off a side corridor, is the toilet and shower room. This is equipped with a modern electric macerator toilet discharging to a remote holding tank, a stand-up or sit-down shower bath, and a wash basin. All hot water is supplied from a cylinder heated by the engine, backed up by a very efficient diesel fired central heating system.
The remainder of the cabin space is occupied by 2 rooms each containing 1 double berth, which can be split into 2 single berths. Storage boxes are provided underneath. There are wardrobes and drawers accessible from each room. A second toilet compartment with wash basin separates the cabins. A couple of folding chairs are also provided. Glazed front doors give access to the open front deck.