Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 22nd June, 2022)
Taking a Ride
That’s a brilliant picture. How intelligent are those ducks! You can see who’s in charge of the ‘raft’….! “Get ready to jump when I tells you… we’re nearing the rapids”…..
We are sailing across the cut to be near you
We are sailing, we are sailing across the cut to be near you and to be free
Oh Lord, to be near you and to be free
Oh my Lord, to be near you to be free
Oh, my Lord, to be near you, to be free
Canny ducks, hitching a ride downstream, a pic that makes you smile Thomas.
For Pw.... re yesterdays pic, have posted info for you re finding burials.
I've heard of seafarers being made to walk the plank but...... messing about on the river (canal), notice they are all boys, the ladies looking after the family no doubt. Good photo Thomas.
What a lovely photo for a sunny morning! ! It reminds me of Vanity Fair's song, "A thumb goes up, a car goes by....it's nearly 1am and here am I....hitchin' a ride, hitchin' a ride". (Oh dear, showing my age there!).
A crew of Francis Drakes .
wigginlad the nearest duck is a lady duck
What a lovely photo Thomas..thank you.
So that’s where my two resident ducks have got to! Mr. and Mrs. Mallard gone cruising. Amusing picture Mr. Sutch.
You can bet your life that’s she’s giving the orders then Freddie.
A great photo and quite comical too with looking like they're having a go at paddle boarding.
Even the ducks are opting to sail rather than fly.
That’s a bad verse under my name, who ever is trying to impersonate me is making me laugh, that’s pathetic.
Poet can you improve on this jokers attempt!
Its a shame Wiganers find this photo funny, when they should be disgusted with the people who throw stuff like this chunk of wood into our canals.
I live on the canal bank and see so much rubbish floating down past my house.
The next stop for it will be getting stuck in the the locks mechanism.
John G I sympathise with you but you are only one of the ‘alias’s…
Used by the impersonator. Scan down some of these comments I think you will agree, in the tone and subject!
Aye Aye John G
Ahoy me name is Francis Drake
Captain of this little craft ,
Toward the bow the watch I take ,
My bosun gazes aft .
We're seeking out another plank
Whose behaviour is appalling ,
He uses names not of his rank ,
When we catch him we'll keelhaul him .
Quack Quack Plank Plank
John G 1 and Veronica, so true and so obvious as to who the menace is behind these many names. Are there plenty Barnacles on the keel Poet - if so all the better.
Well done poet what a guy, now then spoon head that’s verse with a bit of class, and funny.
Your not in the same league dip stick, and never will be, just another spoonhead.
Veronica; I get your drift, think back who used to say across the “ CUT “ that’s something I would never say. Yeah all is thick and stupid verbal mannerisms are coming out.
But like I say if you where born a dip stick it always shows.
Mummy must have denied him that extra five minutes in the shawl.
I was born and brought up in Wigan and we always called the canal "the cut" and the towpath was "The cut-bank". I still say it.
Irene, I'm sure you don't have to be from Wigan to call a canal "the cut". I'm sure it's a common reference in England.
You're probably right George but I didn't know that; I always thought it was a local term.
Irene I too would have considered 'the cut' to have been a local term for a canal, however here is an interesting to read list of waterway terms in the Canal & River Trust jargon buster: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/specialist-teams/planning-and-design/planning-and-waterway-jargon-busters/waterway-jargon-buster
I'd heard of Gongoozle before too, but never knew it was canal related