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 Photo-a-Day      (Thursday, 30th April, 2015) Views: 2,845 
At last the last
 At last the last   by Ron Dawber  (Pentax SLR)
Pair of narrow boats entering top lock, Wigan flight.

Comment by Mick on 30th April 2015 at 00:15
http://www.stokegolding.co.uk/

They say that Stoke Golding was the Birthplace of The Tudor Dynasty.


Comment by Ken R on 30th April 2015 at 00:35
Great photo Ron,looks like the place has been spruced up a bit. Great colours and blue peeping through.


Comment by Derek Platt on 30th April 2015 at 01:12
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.


Comment by Rev David Long on 30th April 2015 at 08:04
I like the way the cabin sides have been constructed and painted to resemble the appearance of a tarpaulin-sheeted working boat - very effective.


Comment by Giovanni on 30th April 2015 at 09:03
I must admit never been on a long boat! I imagine its enormous pleasure going along the canal....especially in summer!


Comment by Ron D on 30th April 2015 at 10:29
Yes Derek .But how do you think they feel?


Comment by maggie on 30th April 2015 at 10:32
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!


Comment by David on 30th April 2015 at 11:00
Cracking shot Ron.


Comment by irene roberts on 30th April 2015 at 20:40
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!


Comment by jean f wales on 30th April 2015 at 22:27
glorious picture RON.


Comment by Maureen on 1st May 2015 at 12:27
Ooooh I love boats, I'm just deciding what to wear Irene..lol


Comment by Kas on 1st May 2015 at 18:29
Irene/ Maureen, you always give me a giggle. Gio, your narrow boat awaits lol


Comment by Giovanni on 2nd May 2015 at 09:09
Maureen/Irene
I'll bring the picnic hamper and Prosecco....you bring yourselves!! lol


Comment by Maureen on 2nd May 2015 at 09:13
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.


Comment by Giovanni on 2nd May 2015 at 09:57
Kas
Come aboard. There'll be plenty of prawn butties and booze to enjoy!! lol


Comment by Kas on 2nd May 2015 at 17:15
Gio, what song, as darkness falls and the Procesco flows , will you sing to serenade Maureen and Irene I wonder lol


Comment by Giovanni on 3rd May 2015 at 09:33
Kas
I'm tone-deaf but will recite them some poetry.
There was a young lady from Leeds....


Comment by maggie. on 3rd May 2015 at 09:52
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.


Comment by Giovanni on 3rd May 2015 at 10:33
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!!


Comment by maggie on 4th May 2015 at 09:19
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.


Comment by Giovanni on 4th May 2015 at 22:55
Thanks maggie


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