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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 8th October, 2020)

Abandoned Boat


Abandoned Boat
Crooke.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Views: 1,797

Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 8th October 2020 at 01:02

This happens a lot where I live. When a boat reaches the end of it's useful life, it is very expensive to dispose of it. Paying to have it hauled out, transporting it to a company that can break it up and get rid of all the parts.
Much easier, and cheaper, to moor it somewhere when no one is looking, then take off quickly.
(Actually, no I never did this myself !)

Comment by: Walt(Nth Yorkshire) on 8th October 2020 at 06:14

Mick, more and more this is happening all over the country, we have had similar boats scuttled in some cases blocked the waterways causing all sorts of problems. I have heard of more than one occasion were the Canal Trust have been able to identify those responsible and forced them to make good. Once they reach the end of life these boats don't have much recycle to offer, no one wants them, its not that you can drive them to the local scrap yard. Good Photo Mick.

Comment by: Veronica on 8th October 2020 at 08:56

It's disgraceful, they can afford a boat but haven't got the means to dispose of it! As if there's not enough rubbish and fly tipping 'on land'. Not only that I bet it's mostly made up of plastic. There should be a number/tag on it somewhere that's invisible to the human eye... it's what they can do with bycycles and pets. No wonder the Earth is in danger because of folk who dump stuff they don't want. Scum of the Earth..

Comment by: irene roberts on 8th October 2020 at 10:25

I like the canalside scene very much but the boat is a disgrace. Being someone who made my children pick up a dropped toffee-wrapper, I am appalled at someone just leaving this eyesore to ruin the look of this scene. As Veronica says, if they can afford to buy a boat they can afford to dispose of it. I have watched people, (not always young!), finish drinking a can of pop or beer and just throw the can on the ground where they stand and I have witnessed MacDonald's wrapping, (a whole meal's worth), being flung out of car windows. What is WRONG with people these days?!

Comment by: Mick on 8th October 2020 at 10:27

Most of these people buy cheap boats when the sun starts shining and sail up and down the canal with all their mates sat on the roof drinking shouting and playing load music.
When it starts to get chilly they just leave their boats to sit there and sink.

Comment by: Poet on 8th October 2020 at 10:54

An allegory of human morality sinking slowly .

Comment by: TommyT on 8th October 2020 at 12:08

Typical of today's modern society, lazy bodies and lazy minds. Disgusting people.

Comment by: janet on 8th October 2020 at 13:05

no more boats and canals please

Comment by: Xpat on 8th October 2020 at 15:52

I would sooner look at a picture like this , even with the boat, than a picture of a street full of traffic , no matter its history .
Under the disguise of compassion
we have , over generations, created a society of dependency,
the reliance and expectancy that someone else will resolve or help in a situation we ourselves created .
Whether it be climate change or this boat , it all boils down to personal responsibility first, not societies responsibility first.

Comment by: Angela on 8th October 2020 at 16:34

What if the owner is unwell or deceased? Too eager tospout the abandoned yobby boat aren't you Mick.

Comment by: Mick on 8th October 2020 at 19:03

Your right Angela he could be unwell or he could even be sitting in his back garden Jacuzzi watching his kids bouncing around on there back garden trampoline

Comment by: Xpat on 8th October 2020 at 20:16

I would sooner look at a picture like this , even with the boat, than a picture of a street full of traffic , no matter its history .
Under the disguise of compassion
we have , over generations, created a society of dependency,
the reliance and expectancy that someone else will resolve or help in a situation we ourselves created .
Whether it be climate change or this boat , it all boils down to personal responsibility first, not societies responsibility first.

Comment by: Walt(Nth Yorkshire) on 8th October 2020 at 21:53

Xpat --- you can say that again.

Comment by: Veronica on 8th October 2020 at 23:44

Only the dregs of society would leave a boat like that for others to dispose of. Same goes for the folk who drop their masks on the ground for others to clean up after them.... no use making excuses for them, they know who they are.

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