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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 30th April, 2015)

At last the last

At last the last
Pair of narrow boats entering top lock, Wigan flight.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Pentax SLR)
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Comment by: Mick on 30th April 2015 at 00:15

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

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

I'll bring the picnic hamper and 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

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

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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