Thursday, 20 September 2012

Canal boat trip

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In September Diane and I took a Canal boat trip. It was one of our ideas to buy a canal boat when we give up sailing, although that may be 30 years away we thought some research was in order. That was our excuse for another holiday that involved visiting lots of pubs.

We hired a private narrow boat called Mr Blue Sky ( that's him in the middle ) and set off from Leeds travelling on the Leeds Bradford canal.


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May-Sept2012 052A few pleasant days were spend chugging slowly along tree lined canals, through small villages, with the occasional lock or bridge to open. Luckily this 5 rise lock came with a lock keeper to help with the hard work, but many of them were un manned and kept you busy.




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All in all a pleasant way to spend a week. Although the size and shape of the boat game limited room for ideas on layout and felt at times less spacious than our own beloved SeaGal, although nearly twice the length.

Maybe it was the weather that made it smaller as we did go to Yorkshire in September and the summer was over. But not for us as it was back to Palma.