Saturday, 6 August 2011
Whatever floats your boat
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.