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Boat Friday

 

Narrowboat essentials.

(at the Caen Hill Locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal, England)

 

 

 

 

 

Boat Friday

 

Narrowboat essentials.

(at the Caen Hill Locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal, England)

 

 

 

 

 

comments (23)

when we had a boat we had a hatch on the roof and as my dog aged she couldn't see well and she fell thru the hatch to the floor below!!!! man that scared me, but she was fine.... nice shot other than that scary memory haha you know me and boats smile
Ginnie Hart: I do know that houseboats scare you, Elaine, but I hope you did see the doggy dish for your dog. Like I said, essential! smile
this is a wonderful composition Ginnie... i like all the paraphernalia around the mat like the ropes... the shadows of their windmill and the old cracked wood showing blow the cover to the cabin....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: I was standing on the bridge above as the boat went underneath me through the lock, Peter, and couldn't help but notice the array on top. smile Thanks.
I would love to spend some time on one of those canal boats.
Ginnie Hart: I would, too, Michael. I still haven't been inside one to see how cozy they are.
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 10 Jul 2015, 05:59
La vie sur une péniche agréable
JP
Ginnie Hart: One day I want to go inside one of them, JP. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Jul 2015, 06:13
Every picture tells a story Ginnie: I think we can guess this one
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Chris. That's the fun of it!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Jul 2015, 06:33
Haha - what a fine observation - yes, it is interesting to look onto all the 'heads' of the narrowboats! A fine video! Like you I have never been inside such a narrowboat, but I know a German couple who rented/hired such a boat for holidays and was enthusiast!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Philine. I think it would be quite fun to hire such a boat for a week. What a lazy way to spend a vacation!
  • Ray
  • Thailanddy plu
  • 10 Jul 2015, 07:08
I think I would add a Chad to the "essentials" bin, Ginnie...for assisting with navigation [he has had a lot of practice while looking for Greenland].
Ginnie Hart: You are probably quite right, Ray. Put him alongside of Astrid and between them they could navigate the world?!
  • Focales
  • France
  • 10 Jul 2015, 07:10
Manifestement, ce bateau a un passager chien... C'est bien, j'aime les gens qui aiment les animaux.
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure you're right, Marie, which was part of the fun of this image for me. smile Merci.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Jul 2015, 07:21
So much to look at. Everything within reach. Great Vimeo, the 'Daddy' had the best seat of the house... I still hear one of his boys say, after they spotted MANY more locks: 'oh brother, it is going to be a long day' grin
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, MLMA. What a day that was, watching the activities in this place that surely is another wonder of the world.
  • Lisl
  • Europe
  • 10 Jul 2015, 07:26
These essentials look as if they have been placed just for your still-life, Ginnie. I see you have even caught Astrid in your video!
Ginnie Hart: What a day that was, Lisl. THANK YOU for taking us to that magical place. I learned so much in those few hours. And yes, it was always fun to catch Astrid somewhere in the background. smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Jul 2015, 08:21
I'ev always fancied a canal boat holiday. I had a friend who was a captain in the Royal Fleet Auxilary and every leave period he would rent a canal boat - he obviously enjoyed life in the water smile Now he has retired, he has his own boat. I see this one has life's essentail - tea mugs!
Ginnie Hart: I think a week's vacation on a narrowboat would be splendid, Alan. Maybe one year. HA! Maybe a few of us could go together and have a blast. I'd like that. And, yes, we'd have plenty of tea mugs!
Great capture which says it all Ginnie! Thank you for the video. I love these narrow boats.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Richard. I love these narrowboats, too. smile
The coffee cups are empty but if wouldn't take long to fill them up again.
Ginnie Hart: Not long at all, Mary!
Oh Wiltshire! It's a beautiful county too. So you didn't just go to Cornwall. wink
Ginnie Hart: Actually, LC, our home base for the week was in the Bath area (Wiltshire), so the trip to Cornwall was a special side trip!
Good to see that they all muck in together Ginnie. Nice snapshot of life on board
Ginnie Hart: It's a way of life there, Janet, isn't it! Thank you.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Jul 2015, 13:01
Fancy dog that has a water bowl on a boat, with a river/canal full of water. A good picture holds my attention for some time. This one did.
Ginnie Hart: You're so kind, Louis. There's a real story here, isn't there, about a way of living! Thank you.
Glad to see a camera is one of the essentials! Great capture!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Robin. What a way to live for a few days! Thanks.
I wonder where the dog went to... smile
Ginnie Hart: Taking a nap inside, Larry. After the umteenth lock, I'm sure it's thinking B O R I N G.
yep, not much missing there Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It's fun, Brian, isn't it.
The beer seems to be missing!
Ginnie Hart: Safe-n-secure down below, Tom!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Jul 2015, 00:12
It looks like they have everything they need smile
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Cherry! smile It's the simple things that count.
  • Hollie
  • United States
  • 13 Jul 2015, 19:22
I love the dog's water bowl. Great shot!
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Hollie. Thanks.
He certainly has it all together!!! Fun video!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elizabeth. I love these narrowboats of England.

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