Sunday, 16 October 2011
The Book Barge
Two things to intrigue me in Saltaire on Friday... the old car I showed yesterday and this narrowboat. The ice-cream boat has disappeared from its mooring on the canal. I suppose the weather is getting a bit too autumnal for anyone to want ice-cream. Last winter it remained moored there but was vandalised, so perhaps they have decided not to risk that this winter. Anyway, in its place was The Book Barge, doing exactly what that suggests - selling books. And - isn't Google marvellous? - I have found out all about it here. If you read their blog here you'll discover they had quite an adventure on the way to Saltaire. Unfortunately I didn't have time to hang round in Saltaire on Friday to chat to them - but if the barge stays around for a few days, I'll see what I can do. Meantime, we can enjoy the thought of people doing innovative things on boats - hooray! - and also make the most of the lovely autumn colours in Roberts Park, all golden in the evening sunshine.