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Messing about on the water

A popular holiday idea these days. Can't say it appeals to me but I like to see the boats 

Messing about on the water

A popular holiday idea these days. Can't say it appeals to me but I like to see the boats 

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Sep 2020, 00:34
Caught the gentle action beautifully, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Thank you kindly Ray
Jolie péniche avec son reflet.
Bill Phillips: Many of these narrowboats are beautifully painted Martine
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Sep 2020, 05:26
This looks so romantic, Bill. But I can see how this is "not" your choice for vacation. I saw the work that is put in to open and close all the locks... you could hire a crew to do that for you wink..
This is a wonderful picture.
Bill Phillips: It is a very popular pastime and people even live on them! Each to their own
Like Astrid says, it would be having to attend to all the locks at every whip=-stitch that would take away from the relaxing part. But still, a week of it could be quite a memory. smile
Bill Phillips: I guess if you like going nowhere slowly it is finegrin
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Sep 2020, 05:41
I think I would like to try it for three or four days. A friend of mine was a captain with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and every leave he would hire a narrowboat . Now he has his own.
Bill Phillips: That seems like a busman's holiday to me.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Sep 2020, 05:56
Me too, the attraction is a mystery
Bill Phillips: and yet it is very popular
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Sep 2020, 06:52
Oh yes, I love the English narrowboats, too. A nice scene!
Bill Phillips: Meandering through Worcester
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 4 Sep 2020, 07:40
It does not appeal to me either Bill, well certainly not in this country. I did do a canal trip with friends in France. The canal du midi is a wonderful wide canal. Large boats and even sailing boatts Use it as a short cut between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Bill Phillips: I wouldn't really fancy it anywhere. I wouldn't mind a river cruise other than the thought of being stuck in a confined area with people I probably would not like
The water looks so dirty. I would not like that!
Bill Phillips: It is a canal Care and all the recent rain has clearly stirred up the mud at the bottom. These canals are actually quite shallow
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Sep 2020, 14:24
We should of been in the UK right now. For this holiday that didn't happen we seriously considered renting a long boat for a week. But they all come from Costa Plenty - other types of boats would have been more affordable.
Bill Phillips: It is fr from cheap holiday
I've enjoyed trips in one of these now and again, but it's never appealed as a holiday, too many locks and nI'm a very poor swimmer, and I'd be bound to fall in.
Bill Phillips: Never been on one but like you it doesn't appeal as a holiday
Oops, sorry, I also meant to say what a pleasant shot it is.
Bill Phillips: Thank you kindly Brian
I wouldn't mind trying it out.
Bill Phillips: Well there's nothing stopping you,Tom!
i've loved the long canal boats ever since i saw pictures of them on SC Bill...this is framed nicely with the green reflections of the shore and the blue water behind the boat... as well as the reflection of the sun....petersmile
Bill Phillips: They are a delight to see Peter
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk : Where the sun rises first in England
  • 4 Sep 2020, 19:46
I took a bunch of school kids on a canal boat week
Bill Phillips: Did you bring them back?
I would give it a go,without the locks.
Bill Phillips: You wouldn't get far

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