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On this day in 2015

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Boston River Witham

And So To Bed

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5 hours ago, Pluto said:

The Ijsselmeer, off Enkhuisen, in 1986.

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Our own Secunda was, in fact, built as a sailing vessel, in 1904, as a klipper. Several of these now run sailing holidays from Stavoren, where we were based, as in the photo.

 

For us to fit out the boat as a hotel-barge on the French canals was a shame, rally, though she served us well enough, but the Lost Sea was  her element. With a big, unbalanced rudder she would have been fine under sail. In a canal, though, it was another story, hence the difference in my shoulder muscles, twice the size on the right-hand side than on the left.

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4 hours ago, The Happy Nomad said:

Taken from the Truro to St. Mawes trip boat 2016

 

 

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King Harry Ferry c.1980

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12 hours ago, The Happy Nomad said:

We often go out of our way to cross on that!

For the people for whom it was built (ie down on the Roseland)  using is so that they don't have to go out of their way!

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1 hour ago, Mike Todd said:

For the people for whom it was built (ie down on the Roseland)  using is so that they don't have to go out of their way!

Yes.

 

Fortunately it allows all people and their vehicles who are prepared to pay. For people who are holidaying in that very popular area its very convienient too.

 

 

 

 

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55 minutes ago, The Happy Nomad said:

Yes.

 

Fortunately it allows all people and their vehicles who are prepared to pay. For people who are holidaying in that very popular area its very convienient too.

 

 

 

 

Yes, but seasonal traffic rarely makes a capital facility viable - it is the year round usage that justifies its existence. Either that or the tolls would be three or four times as high.

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Today in 2006 on the upper Saone. This barge is a fine example of a Klipper barge, like Johns Secunda in his photos. It was converted in London and brought over to the continent. We travelled with them up the Saone and the Voges canal meeting up at each nights mooring. The only drawback to this barge is that it had to travel with the wheelhouse down as it was to high for some of the bridges, and later on we had some rain.

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16 hours ago, PeterScott said:

L2367_20150821-P8217277.JPG.512edd11fd41594842f0fe6b364b64b1.JPGOn [21 August] in 2015

Boston River Witham

 

And in the morning. This day in 2015

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Nit sure if I have posted this before, apologies if I have. L & L short boat at Verdun,

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10 minutes ago, Bee said:

Nit sure if I have posted this before, apologies if I have. L & L short boat at Verdun,

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Add it to @Pluto's list of surviving shortboats.

 

April 2007

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13 minutes ago, Bee said:

Nit sure if I have posted this before, apologies if I have. L & L short boat at Verdun,

 

A long way from home; how long ago?

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On this day in 1997

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Henley River Thames. IWA National Festival.

 

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The Lavender Boat

 

What A Big Funnel You Have

 

A publicity shot to show the pouring technique

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On this day in 2015

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Odd place to find a telegraph Pole

 

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Rivers Welland and Witham - The Wash

 

 

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3 hours ago, PeterScott said:

On this day in 1997

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Henley River Thames. IWA National Festival.

 

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The Lavender Boat

 

What A Big Funnel You Have

 

A publicity shot to show the pouring technique

I went to that one by train 

 

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