Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 30th April, 2015)
At last the last
They say that Stoke Golding was the Birthplace of The Tudor Dynasty.
Great photo Ron,looks like the place has been spruced up a bit. Great colours and blue peeping through.
Great photo, is this taken at New Springs just before the canal turns left after the lock. if so I walked from darlington street to here and then onto Aspull by road. That was the last time I visited Wigan. I'm still recovering from it.
I like the way the cabin sides have been constructed and painted to resemble the appearance of a tarpaulin-sheeted working boat - very effective.
I must admit never been on a long boat! I imagine its enormous pleasure going along the canal....especially in summer!
Yes Derek .But how do you think they feel?
Giovanni, they are narrow boats. Correct, it is great to sail one, you do have to learn a few things before you do, but it is worthwhile. We managed to cover the Leeds/Liverpool from Leeds to Burscough, not in one go though!
Cracking shot Ron.
Giovanni, at the risk of getting in bother yet again, you know Maureen and I are itching to go on a boat down the canal with you on a Summer's day!
glorious picture RON.
Ooooh I love boats, I'm just deciding what to wear Irene..lol
Irene/ Maureen, you always give me a giggle. Gio, your narrow boat awaits lol
I'll bring the picnic hamper and Prosecco....you bring yourselves!! lol
Thank you Kas,it's all harmless fun isn't it..and if it cheers one person up..then it's worth it..besides being grateful to the kind people that put photo's on here.
Come aboard. There'll be plenty of prawn butties and booze to enjoy!! lol
Gio, what song, as darkness falls and the Procesco flows , will you sing to serenade Maureen and Irene I wonder lol
I'm tone-deaf but will recite them some poetry.
There was a young lady from Leeds....
if anyone is interested, On Tuesday, BBC4 are showing a journey in a narrow boat along the Kennet & Avon canal. The odd thing is, it is entirely visual, no speech. The route is a lovely one, I haven't sailed it, except for a guided trip along part of it. It is lovely journey if you like good scenery.
I'll bear that in mind, maggie. I've been watching Timothy West and his wife Prunella Scales on the canals which has proved interesting!!
if you wish to learn how to work a narrow boat, it is quite easy to find a boatyard which lets them out for a weekend. As the boats are worth several thousands of pounds, they will not let you out until they are sure you are in control, they are well fitted out & have all mod cons.