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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 29th July, 2014)

Up up and away

Up up and away
Wigan flight.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Pentax k100D)
Views: 3,296

Comment by: Maureen on 29th July 2014 at 13:22

Very nice shot Ron..I would love to have a trip on that boat.

Comment by: Mick on 29th July 2014 at 14:50

Maureen if you get yourself down there and ask any of the boaters who going up to Top Lock for a ride Im sure most of them will say yes.

There always inviting me on board but Im always on my bike so I say no because its hard work lifting it on and off.

Comment by: Maureen on 29th July 2014 at 15:06

We spent a week on a boat many years ago with my Mam and Dad and the was on the Thames,I absolutely loved every minute of it..a boat is a boat no matter where it is isn't it..but it took me ages to get used to sitting in a chair without it rocking when I got home..I think I could easily live on a boat.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 29th July 2014 at 16:43

Nice "postcard picture" or a always seem to be in the right place at the right time as mick is with his bike!

Comment by: Jean on 29th July 2014 at 17:38

Hi All, I do know people live on canal boats in places , but could I ask do people do it here? I was just wondering about Maureen's comment /dream/hope/wish?

Comment by: Ron D on 29th July 2014 at 18:52

Many live on boats all over the water ways Jean. many around Wigan.

Comment by: Jean on 29th July 2014 at 23:48

Ron. Really? Didn't know that thank you. The history of the canals I find hugely interesting. Even though handed down over generations now is a different scenario with rules and regulations. I am sure many people would love to live long term on the waterways.

Comment by: Garry on 30th July 2014 at 12:03

Its ok now Jean living on a boat, but what about winter time...brrrr.

Comment by: ann21 on 30th July 2014 at 17:11

Jean I don't know where you live but there is a lovely Marina at Crooke Village where people live on boats.

Comment by: Robin Leigh on 31st July 2014 at 03:07

We lived on a sailboat in the US for long enough to raise a child to 18mos. Our Aladdin kept us from freezing in the winter. By comparison, canal boats are really cushy - steel hulls not threatened by ice, diesel fuelled central heat, space for a decent sized telly - a piece of cake.

Comment by: Garry on 2nd August 2014 at 10:03

Thats in the USA not the UK.

Comment by: Ron D on 21st August 2014 at 08:09

My son has a 60ft narrow boat near Wigan.Fully central heated, shower fridge ,and a washing machine.He doesn't live on it.

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