Wednesday, 15 June 2011
This is not one of the best photos I've ever taken, but I'm posting it because of a little happy accident. I took a short walk last Sunday morning (taking advantage of the early sunshine before it rained) and noticed this narrowboat moored opposite Saltaire's church. It's fairly usual to see some boats fastened up there but I noticed this one particularly because it was newly painted and smarter than average. There didn't seem to be anyone on board - or maybe they were having a Sunday morning lie-in. Anyway, I didn't really take much more notice and discarded the photo later as being a bit below my quality standard for the blog. (It's a tricky location, as it's heavily shaded by the trees.)
I subscribe to 'Google Alerts' for Saltaire and some time later an alert popped up indicating a blog entry mentioning Saltaire. To my delight, the blog - Narrowboat Tacet - is about this very boat and has a post about their journey through Saltaire. So we'll say hello to Ian and Karen (and Jumble the dog). They're rather bravely having a 'grown-up gap year' adventure, living on their narrowboat and exploring the inland waterways of Britain - and blogging along the way. I've a secret yearning to do the same really, so I can only envy them, and I'll be following their exploits with interest from now on. I wish them all the best and hope it's lots of fun.