Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 14th July, 2019)
It looks like a narrowboat to me. I think barges are the wide boats that used to carry coal.
You might be right Bill, he was coming one way doing about 5 mph and was peddling the other way at 10 to 12 mph so I didnt really get a good look to be absolutely honest
You've cropped your photo rather well Mick.
Canal boats carried all kinds of cargoes, whether they were narrow boats or barges. Most of the pleasure craft on our canals today are narrow boats - simply because they can navigate throughout the system (where most of the canals are narrow), whereas wide boats are restricted to the broad canals.
The speed limit on all canals is 4mph - but this boat isn't even doing that, by the lack of a wave ahead of its bows. Although you can reach 4mph on most stretches on our local broad canals, you'd be lucky to be able to do 3mph on the shallower narrow canals. Even then you have to slow to tick-over speed when passing moored boats.
Those Canada Geese look like the bandaged sufferers of toothache in the old silent films.