Friday, 4 September 2009

Boating trips

I promised a while back of photos and stories from our recent canal boating weekend, so here's the first lot!

You have to relax on a canal boat because they really don't go very fast at all, in fact walking pace is speedy on the canals. So after getting used to this we all enjoyed the enforced calming down of our paces. It is idyllic to watch the world go by, green and lovely, and wave at the other boaters. We luckily had a little space at the front of the boat to sit and watch the world go by.

But it wasn't all peaceful relaxing, there's quite a few locks, which are fun! And some exercise too, running out, trying to manoeuvre the boat into the lock without bashing the side too much. Letting the water in and out of the lock and of course opening and closing the gates, which takes as much effort as I was giving below!

More to come shortly but for now have lovely weekends, I'm off to visit my parents.


Julia (Color Me Green) said...

don't quite understand how this you and J rented a little boat for the two of you that just floats down a canal, or you were sitting in front of a boat as big as the other ones in the pic?

Marie said...

There were six of us on a big boat. We rented it for three nights and were taught how to drive it etc. There's not much space even though the boats look big so it's quite cosy :)

meag said...

wow, how cool! can't wait to hear more about this adventure. :)

anna and the ring said...

Oh this brings back memories of being a little girl. I think my brother and I skipped along the canal whilst my parents frequented every pub along the way!