Thursday, 16 June 2011
Weekend Reflections, Stratford upon Avon
Canal boats in Stratford upon Avon
Long time ago these narrow boats were used to transport goods on the rivers and canals in the UK. The British canal system was built over 150 years ago. Many families lived on these boats. It was their home and livelihood. It was a hard life as many canal tunnels had no towpath.Therefore the younger members of the family led the horse over the top, while the rest of the family lay on their backs on the roof of the boat and walked the boat through the tunnels.You can still travel from London to Liverpool, and from Hull to Bristol by canal boat.
Now these boats are very popular as holiday accomodations. You can see that from this advertisement:
"Our canal boats are easy to operate and offer a good standard of comfort and equipment on-board.
If you have a free weekend why not hire a canal boat for a short weekend break or a longer midweek break."
Here's a plan of a narrow boat. It's called a narrow boat, because its measurements are: two metres wide and fifteen or sixteen metres long.
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