Canal 4th Jan. 2021 ©Helen Bushe


7 Comments

Rebecca Cuningham · January 21, 2021 at 19:23

Love the bright colors!

    Helen Bushe · January 21, 2021 at 21:21

    This one has just been painted. All the owners take great pride in their boats. Thanks for visiting.

      Rebecca Cuningham · January 21, 2021 at 21:36

      I’m fond of purple shades. Great looking boat.

        Helen Bushe · January 21, 2021 at 21:53

        I love narrowboats. If ever I win the lottery I’ll have one There are moorings just outside our village.

          Rebecca Cuningham · January 21, 2021 at 22:29

          They look beautiful. I admit I know little about them, other than in scenery of BBC dramas. Are they motor boats?

          Helen Bushe · January 24, 2021 at 19:20

          They are usually diesel-powered. The ones we see now have been renovated and have had an engine put in.
          In the olden days they were pulled by horses along the towpath. When the boat went through a tunnel the barges lay on top on their backs and used their feet to push the barge through the tunnel, whilst the horses went overland to meet them at the other side. They were an important way of transporting goods and materials around the country. Nowadays they are used for leisure and sometimes used as homes. The towpaths are still there for walkers.

          Rebecca Cuningham · January 24, 2021 at 23:40

          Thanks for the history. I like imagining them towed by horses. Where they walked makes for good walking trails, I imagine. 🙂

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