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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 10th January, 2014)

Minstrel


Minstrel
Canal narrowboat moored at Crooke.

Photo: Dan Highton  (Canon EOS 5D)
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Comment by: Lizzie down under on 10th January 2014 at 01:54

Lovely picture Dan....thanks for letting me know it is a narrow boat...cheers!!!

Comment by: Mick on 10th January 2014 at 09:00

Its always a very tranquil scene when you see all the narrow boats tied up alongside the canal bank.

But what people passing by dont see is all the human excrement that some of these illegally moored boats throw into the canal and bushes.

Comment by: maggie on 10th January 2014 at 09:37

We had a part share of one of these boats. They are usually so well designed & despite the narrow space, they are not cramped. We saw some wonderful parts of this country - including most of the Leeds/Liverpool. Crossing the Pennines was great.

Comment by: Ron D on 10th January 2014 at 12:06

Mick. Is this an illegally moored boat?
Sounds like it.

Comment by: Syd on 10th January 2014 at 12:31

Mick your comment, sort of takes the shine off this otherwise tranquil scene, The last thing that entered my mind were turds floating down the canal!

Comment by: Roy on 10th January 2014 at 13:59

Maggie when did you use the Standedge Tunnel? Did you realise that until 1974 both ends of the tunnel were in Yorkshire?

Comment by: Jonno on 10th January 2014 at 17:03

Syd, i would rate your comment ten times more offensive than Mick's.

Comment by: Linda on 10th January 2014 at 19:24

Great photo, Dan. I'm loving the reflection too

Comment by: maggie on 13th January 2014 at 10:00

1. Our boat & the ones we had holidays on before we had shares, always had chemical toilets on which were emptied at the boat yard. As to the Sandedge tunnel,We probably did, we covered from the beginning in Leeds to Burscough at various times.

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