Monday, 7 September 2009

Boating trip Part 2

We went through a lot of locks... This one was huge! And a bit scary, I was not too fond of being in the boat while going down in the locks. What if the gate gave way!

On our way we met a few interesting characters, some awful horrible people who were just rude. Others were lovely, including this rather cute Schnauzer called Olive. So friendly and strokable. I wanted to steal her but J wouldn't let me. Although he does now like Schnauzers more...

This is the inside of the boat, it's compact! And hopefully you can even see our little fire, which I managed to start as it got a bit chilly in the evening. In the evenings we cooked for each other, sat, drank and sang. It was good fun being all together for a few days and working in such a small space! You certainly need to know people quite well to go on a canal boat with them.

And finally the boating team and our boat. We got ours from College Cruisers, who were lovely. And I would definitely recommend a boating trip with some friends if you're looking for something a bit different!

5 comments:

Being Brazen said...

I would love to do that!

Marie said...

Do it! Such fun. Although the weather helped, in winter it would be miserable...

everybodysaysdont said...

Look fun, and the doggy is gorgeous!

Rachel said...

I guess we don't really have tours like this where I am. The closest thing is when people rent large inner-tubes and "float" the river down by Austin. But it looks so much fun!

And Olive is adorable! I've always wanted to name a dog that- just never had girl dogs! Of course, I love schnauzers!!

Top Bird @ Wee Birdy said...

Looks like fun, I've always wanted to go on a boating trip. xx