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Narrowboat Friday

 

Astrid (walking with Chris) and I have grown to love these very English narrowboats!

As seen in Bath, England, on 9 May.


Have a great weekend!



 

Narrowboat Friday

 

Astrid (walking with Chris) and I have grown to love these very English narrowboats!

As seen in Bath, England, on 9 May.


Have a great weekend!



 

comments (54)

I have learned to love them also Ginnie... and i have only seen photos of them on SC... great Narrowboat Friday!....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: They're so different from the Dutch version, Peter. I find myself staring at them! Thanks.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 May 2012, 01:02
What a perfect scene, so serene, a perfect place for friends to walk together and reflect on life.
Ginnie Hart: ...while on the way to a nature walk, Cherry! YES. Thank you.
  • Geoff
  • Australia
  • 25 May 2012, 01:08
Bath is such a lovely city and this photograph sums up a part of it beautifully Ginnie ... have a great weekend too smile
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE Bath, Goeff! I have been there 4 times now and keep seeing new angles on it! Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 May 2012, 01:17
This is an exceptionally beautiful scene, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. I love these scenes in Bath...and England!
great scene with all the greens bounding the river on both sides. signature boats these...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ayush. The lushness of spring was in all its glory.
  • Anyes
  • Canada
  • 25 May 2012, 03:10
I often wondered how it would feel to be leaving in one of those narrowboats and visit Europe through the water ways...
Beautiful, Ginnie I love the reflection on the water smile
Ginnie Hart: I would gladly live on one for a summer, Anyes! Thanks.
This is a beautiful scene Ginnie! Having Astrid & Chris in it makes it so much better!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elizabeth. Anything looks better with Astrid and Chris in it.
  • Chris
  • United States
  • 25 May 2012, 06:25
YJe only wet day of your stay Ginnie: a minor miracle in itself!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Chris. And it didn't rain the entire time, which was even better! Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 25 May 2012, 06:52
I loved to see the narrow-boats, one day I might ask if I can I get a 'sightseeing' inside. I was lucky to see one of these boats, getting ready to go from one lock to the other.
I still have fun memories of that day wink and Chris is a great tour-guide.
A wonderful picture, weeping willows are so majestic.
Ginnie Hart: I hope I'm with you when you get one of those inside tours because I'd love to see one, too. We should have asked that one guy who reprimanded us for taking a picture of his home without first asking permission. We should have turned it around and asked if we had permission to see inside! Hartstikke bedankt!
A good Boat Friday shot Ginnie... the greens are so lush.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you knidly, Jacquelyn. Spring was in its glory while we were there.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 May 2012, 07:45
A very idyllic, peaceful and so spring green scene - I like the photo!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Philine. It started raining shortly thereafter but spring was definitely popping up everywhere. Bedankt.
The perfect scene. Canals and narrowboats are just a delight
Ginnie Hart: Once you visit us next year, Bill, you'll see the difference between here and there! Thnaks.
Ah! 'Walking the line' ... and I expect Chris was 'talking a line' as well.
Ginnie Hart: We love walking the line with Chris, no matter what he says. HA! Thanks, Richard.
The kind of place I would not mind living for a while, Ginnie (even in the boat)
Ginnie Hart: I know exactly what you mean, Juan Carlos. smile
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 25 May 2012, 08:57
well i can't see that they are particualarly narrow without seeing the length, but i do like the boats, look nice to live on smile sweet pic!
Ginnie Hart: If you saw one of these next to a Dutch houseboat, Elaine, you'd see exactly how narrow these are. smile Thanks.
What romantic place. I like reflections in the river. Nice shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: These narrowboats were all lined up like taxis, Marie. Most romantic. Merci.
  • Lisl
  • United States
  • 25 May 2012, 09:26
Good to see them both still on their feet after that exacting morning, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Lisl, this was on our way over to meet up with you. We were still very fresh. grin Thanks.
So much to see in this lovely shot. The colourful boats, for sure, but I am drawn to the ducks, as usual, and the wonderful willows.
Ginnie Hart: I loved the ducks playing around, Mary. I still have such good memories of this day.
Everything in England is narrow Ginnie, our boats, trains and minds.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA. I would never go that far, Sir Chad. smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 May 2012, 10:02
It must be a home from home for you both!
Ginnie Hart: It is definitely becoming that for us, Ingrid. A home away from home! Thanks for that thought.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 May 2012, 10:17
Idyllic view! and a good weekend to you too!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, Anne.
it is a nice kind of boat, I love them, never been on one though
Ginnie Hart: I haven't been on one yet either, Chantal, but one day I'd love a ride in one...or maybe an overnight sleep. smile
What a nice picture Ginnie,it really conveys a feeling of place.
Ginnie Hart: A feeling of place is exactly right, Frank! Thanks.
  • mark
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 May 2012, 10:43
Yes very English complete with mist in the distance. the shot is great though
Ginnie Hart: Thnak you kindly, Mark.
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 25 May 2012, 10:45
A very beautiful scene Ginnie. Looks like a beautiful place to walk. Love all the greenery ! Have a great weekend !
Ginnie Hart: it will remain a good memory for a long time, Laurette! Thank you.
  • Thomas
  • Australia
  • 25 May 2012, 10:51
I like this new perspective, a bit different from your classic and dated feel.

The fresh greenery just adds to the overall appeal of this image.
Ginnie Hart: It was hard to mute the lushness of spring, Thomas! smile Thanks.
Lovely scene, Ginnie and the figures add scale.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Tom. Those figures are very important to me, too. smile
  • Elsabe
  • South Africa
  • 25 May 2012, 12:24
What a stunning composition !!!
This looks like such a marvelous, peaceful place.
(I've been so busy at work - will start posting again on my site next week) Have a splendid week-end.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elsabe. We are falling in love with England, needless to say! Hopefully you'll be able to relax soon!
They are wonderful Ginnie, as you've pictured them! It's always a pleasure to stroll along the bankside and view the boats smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Martin. I had no idea there would be so similatities to our Dutch canals. Different but similar!
The delights of canalside walking, not many better ways of enjoying the great outdoors IMO!
Ginnie Hart: I would agree with you whole-heartedly, Fred! Thanks.
And you caught a bird in flight as a bonus...
Ginnie Hart: I did? Lucky me, then! smile Thanks, Larry.
  • Sue
  • United States
  • 25 May 2012, 15:45
I just love this -- so serene and peaceful. Are the 'narrow boats' a little like 'house boats?' And where do the canals lead to?
Ginnie Hart: These are indeed house boats, Sue, but much narrower than the Dutch houseboats I see everywhere here. I think our canals must be wider. I'm not sure where these canals lead, to be honest. I know so little about the canals of England! But these boats sure are distinctive. Thanks.
A typical canal side scene Ginnie, my father had a half length canal boat and travelled on it all over the . Somehow the desire to travel on canals passed me by. Although I do appreciate the view.
Ginnie Hart: I think it wouldn't be hard to become a gypsie in one of these boats, Les. smile Thanks.
They are beautiful indeed and they remind me of certain types of Dutch ships.
Ginnie Hart: They are a breed unto their own, Wim. I see clear distinctions between them and the Dutch houseboats. So fun to see. Bedankt.
A wonderful scene of this town I like so much Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I have grown to love Bath and everything else I've seen of England, Richard. Merci.
You both should get a narrowboat here in England then. Forget about your Dutch lessons and cannabis cupcakes.

Not far away from Bath, you can see Caen Hill Locks. Very interesting place, like a canal "staircase" consisting of 16 locks (steps smile )

If you get a chance to visit Scotland, go and visit Falkirk. They have a canal "escalator" there called Falkirk Wheel.

Look it up. wink
Ginnie Hart: Astrid got a series of images from one of the locks, LC, with a narrowboat going through. So fun. We really love England! smile
A classic canalside view, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Graeme.
I would love to have somewhere like that to walk.
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Michael. Most idyllic.
Picture perfect! What a beautiful setting, lovely greens along with the fascinating boats and houses lining the canal. Great capture of this amazing place, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • noel
  • France
  • 26 May 2012, 08:32
Beautiful walk alongside the river nice shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Noel. Merci.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 26 May 2012, 09:36
Such a picturesque sight!! What a beautiful scene.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Marcie.
  • Barbro
  • Sweden
  • 26 May 2012, 12:19
An illustration to the good life. I harbor a dream of one day be the proud owner of a narrow boat.
Ginnie Hart: May your dream become a reality, Barbro! That would be nice. Thanks.
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 26 May 2012, 12:55
This is so nice! Love it!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sil. Grazie.
Beautiful picture !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Roland.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 27 May 2012, 02:00
hgtv had a piece about people living in these boats. some of them were amazing. beautiful scene.
Ginnie Hart: I'd love to see such a show, Sherri. These boats really fascinate me! Thanks.
je prendrai bien une péniche,je vois que les canards commèrent....
Ginnie Hart: Can you imagine being a duck there and having such a life! Merci, l'Angevine.
Nice shot. I hope you enjoyed Bath. Cheers, Dave.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Dave. I LOVE Bath. Each time we go back we see a different aspect of it and nothing has disappointed us yet!
the greenery makes it so refreshing smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Joshi. Spring really was in its glory when we were there in early May.
Such a different water-world than ours! I love the lushness of the trees and shrubs. And I really like the ducks, too - their ripples give life and depth to the image, I think.
Ginnie Hart: This is even different from what we see on our Dutch canals, Linda, which quite surprises me. The boats in England really are narrow! smile Thanks.
We had a great weekend away in the Cotswolds Ginnie, we only saw one of these, at a place where there is a set of 21 locks to take the canal up the hill, it must take all day!
Ginnie Hart: We saw a couple of locks that day, Brian, and even saw a narrowboat go through one of them. Very fun stuff for both Astrid and me, seeing the differences between there and here.
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 30 May 2012, 22:35
beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Paule.
  • Rian
  • United States
  • 31 May 2012, 03:17
this place sure looks charming.. great catch.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. I LOVE these English narrowboats!
I'm so in love with these narrowboats!!!
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Robin. smile Thanks.
  • Jany
  • FRANCE
  • 4 Jun 2012, 07:44
Une photo reposante,ça doit ètre bien agréable d y faire une petite croisière..
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Jany, I would think so. I'd like to do that one day. smile Merci.

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