Photo-a-Day (Friday, 30th April, 2010)
Photo: Dan Highton (Sony DSLR-A230)
Are the boats not required to have a safety fence?
A very tranquil scene, and nice composition.
Hope he gets better tv reception than i do?
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.
Nice one, Dan!
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.