Saturday, 6 August 2011

Whatever floats your boat

(Click photo to enlarge)

I just added another thing to my bucket list... a cruise on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal on this 5-star rated hotel boat, The Lady Teal.   It was moored in Saltaire the other day when I passed by, and it looks so smart and elegant.  It's a wide-bodied barge, not a narrowboat, and must benefit from the extra space.  It has two double bedrooms and a single, all with en-suite facilities.  At the bow it has a large lounge that can be sealed in poor weather or opened up in the sunshine.  Imagine sitting there and watching the world slowly glide by, whilst sipping your favourite tipple.  Or relaxing in the deck garden as the sun goes down.  I sound like an advert, don't I?  And I'm not getting paid for this! But I can't think of a more relaxing holiday (given some half-way decent weather anyway).  60th birthday treat for me next year, maybe?  I didn't get any Olympic tickets, which was going to be my treat.  :-(  There was a time when I would have been happier crewing a boat like this, but maybe not now!

Just realised all those trees and clouds in the canal would qualify this for Weekend Reflections - which has changed its blog address so none of my past links work anymore!  Find it now here and marvel at the many interpretations of the theme.  James's own photo this week is a stunner.

23 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE the idea of a deck garden!60th next year?! that's a joke?!

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  2. Nice crew in perpective... You will get more nice reflection shots during this trip, no doubt... Can't wait to see them. And you are right : it would be a great birthday present to yourself.

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  3. Now I like to spend my afternoon tea right on the deck and watch people go by ^_^

    Sunset reflection

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  4. Funny, a friend of mine just returned from a yacht tour on the coast of Turkey and I just put THAT on my bucket list. Yes, this Leeds-Liverpool Canal cruise would make an awesome gift to yourself, Jenny... and this makes a super reflection shot. Hmmm... have not checked whether all my old Weekend Reflections links are now dead... yikes!

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  5. Wonderful shot and it sounds like a wonderful time! I hope you do it!

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  6. Beautiful reflections! - a canal cruise sounds like a great idea;)

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  7. Go for it! Had a cruise down the Nile in a sailboat that slept 10; absolutely loved it. Only live once.

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  8. What a classy looking canal boat - I hope you are able to take that trip one day soon!

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  9. Love the 'living room' on top of the boat.

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  10. That deck would be my place - with a servant to bring me treats!

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  11. OK, jenny...you look like you're 30 years old!

    The Lady Teal is gorgeous~

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  12. The boat looks quite inviting and how fun would it be to cruise and park and cruise and park... a floating party!

    Looks like you are getting acquainted with your new camera quite well!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  13. I'm in, it looks quite relaxing. A good place to 'reflect' (ohh, BAD pun).

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  14. I am with you, Jenny. I would love to take a cruise on this boat. I have looked at canal cruises in the past, but I am very tall and worried that it would be too uncomfortable. This boat looks like it would have enough room for me. One more addition to the bucket list. I think it is a good sign that more items are being added to the bucket list than coming off.

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  15. That would be a super birthday treat. Just do it!

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  16. lovely reflections Jenny...quite a colorful photo.

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  17. Being a guest of the Lady Teal would be a far better treat than crewing her.

    word verification is qualiti - this boat likely has lots of quality on board!

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  18. That must be wonderful to glide through the canals and look at the passing landscapes.I would love to do it.

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  19. Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate your 60th Birthday, Jenny! Go for it!

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  20. Wonderful reflection ... and the cruise sounds delightful! Reminds me of Amsterdam.

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  21. Sounds like a wonderful reward for a significant birthday!

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  22. 60??? Are you serious? No way do you look anywhere near that. (Not that 60 is that old mind you!) ~Lili

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