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Narrowboats more brightly coloured than ours!

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We went past many lovely narrowboats when on holiday on the Lancaster Canal. The owners had taken such pride in them and they looked really wonderful.

I loved seeing the containers of plants and painted canal-ware balanced on the long, flat roofs of the boats. They all had such attractive names too.

No troughs of petunias and geraniums on our boat so I bought a cyclamen to adorn our flat roof!

I had better close with a picture of ‘Lillie’ – she really did give us a very pleasant holiday.

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Wonderful blog yes they are so brightly painted and do some wonderful displays I live right by the canal and such friendly people always get a wave and quick chat as they are passing by, originally they were for the water gypsy s who worked on the canal transporting mainly by me coal. Now its the rich man mainly they have them one or two original people still live on them.

24 Oct, 2012

 

Another blog with fascinating photos of the barges. They look so graceful, and it must have been a pleasure to sail past all that lovely scenery ...
Nice to meet Lillie too :o)

24 Oct, 2012

 

A lovely follow up to your blog, excellent photos too.

24 Oct, 2012

 

A really peaceful feeling, just looking at your pictures.
Thank you.

25 Oct, 2012

 

Looks an Idyllic place,Chris..some lovely boats there..and glad you entered into the spirit of it,with your pretty plant on top :o)

25 Oct, 2012

 

LOVELY. Similar scenery in the many canals in London and the home counties.

25 Oct, 2012

 

Lillie is the best,Chris! It's the name of one of our grandaughters.Great blog!

25 Oct, 2012

 

Sounds like you n yours (and the cyclamen) had a lovely time : )

25 Oct, 2012

 

What...another super blog? well done Chris. Lovely photos. The sky looks a bit dark and threatening on a couple of shots, hope you weren't caught in shower. Will you do another break like this? Perhaps you could have Lillie again!

25 Oct, 2012

 

Had a smile at your cyclamen pic Wildrose, I really think you should have painted the plantpot, lol, another lovely blog, thankyou for sharing.....

25 Oct, 2012

 

If I HAD painted the plantpot it wouldn't be fit to show on here!!!

Thank you everyone, canals and narrowboats do seem to have a calming, nostalgic effect on all of us - a bit like steam engines! I like those too!

It would be nice to repeat this holiday one day but I'd check that 'Lillie' had received a bit of a makeover first! She needed it inside!

25 Oct, 2012

 

I'm sure you had a wonderful holiday, Wildrose. My parents lived on a narrowboat for nine years after my father retired. They cruised the whole system, including the Thames and adored it all. It's a hard life, though... We had some lovely "visits" with them!

25 Oct, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Another nice blog Wildrose , a couple we know sold their house to buy a narrowboat,they loved it and lived on it !

27 Oct, 2012

 

I would be a bit wary of dampness and condensation but then I have a lack of adventure!!!

27 Oct, 2012

 

You'd be right to be!!!

28 Oct, 2012

amy
Amy
 

The downside was her husband had a heart attack and died which meant her coming home to start all over again .

28 Oct, 2012

 

I really like narrow boats but would hate all the twoing and frowing with the lock gates. Must be lots of interesting wildlife to watch just sat and relaxing on the top deck. Beautiful mode of transport. :O)

28 Oct, 2012

 

Amy, that is a sad ending to their dream. I hope she is settled back on land now and is feeling contented to be here again.

28 Oct, 2012

amy
Amy
 

She has settled down Chris and feels grateful that they did it while they could !

28 Oct, 2012

 

love walking there on a sunny day looking at all the lovely coloured boats, so relaxing :o)

30 Dec, 2012

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