Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 29th July, 2014)
Up up and away
Very nice shot Ron..I would love to have a trip on that boat.
Maureen if you get yourself down there and ask any of the boaters who going up to Top Lock for a ride Im sure most of them will say yes.
There always inviting me on board but Im always on my bike so I say no because its hard work lifting it on and off.
We spent a week on a boat many years ago with my Mam and Dad and the children..it was on the Thames,I absolutely loved every minute of it..a boat is a boat no matter where it is isn't it..but it took me ages to get used to sitting in a chair without it rocking when I got home..I think I could easily live on a boat.
Nice "postcard picture" or a jigsaw.you always seem to be in the right place at the right time as mick is with his bike!
Hi All, I do know people live on canal boats in places , but could I ask do people do it here? I was just wondering about Maureen's comment /dream/hope/wish?
Many live on boats all over the water ways Jean. many around Wigan.
Ron. Really? Didn't know that thank you. The history of the canals I find hugely interesting. Even though handed down over generations now is a different scenario with rules and regulations. I am sure many people would love to live long term on the waterways.
Its ok now Jean living on a boat, but what about winter time...brrrr.
Jean I don't know where you live but there is a lovely Marina at Crooke Village where people live on boats.
We lived on a sailboat in the US for long enough to raise a child to 18mos. Our Aladdin kept us from freezing in the winter. By comparison, canal boats are really cushy - steel hulls not threatened by ice, diesel fuelled central heat, space for a decent sized telly - a piece of cake.
Thats in the USA not the UK.
My son has a 60ft narrow boat near Wigan.Fully central heated, shower fridge ,and a washing machine.He doesn't live on it.