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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 30th April, 2010)

Narrow boat

Narrow boat
A narrow boat sailing on the Leeds Liverpool canal near Haigh Hall.

Photo: Dan Highton  (Sony DSLR-A230)
Views: 4,497

Comment by: Derek in Aus. on 30th April 2010 at 03:03

Are the boats not required to have a safety fence?

Comment by: Dennis Miller on 30th April 2010 at 06:28

A very tranquil scene, and nice composition.

Comment by: peterp on 30th April 2010 at 07:31

Hope he gets better tv reception than i do?

Comment by: maggie on 30th April 2010 at 09:25

no, narrow boats do not need a safety rail. I can recommend a trip for anyone. The scenery is great, he people are also, and I miss it very much.

Comment by: David on 30th April 2010 at 12:49

Well captured!

Comment by: Linda on 30th April 2010 at 17:32

Nice one, Dan!

Comment by: David Long on 1st May 2010 at 10:05

As one of the most used ways of getting about on a narrow boat is to walk along the narrow ledge between the cabin and the hull (the gunwale, or gunnel, for the land-lubbers), fitting safety rails would rather spoil things - the boats are narrow to fit through the 7' wide locks on the major part of the canal system.

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