Saturday, 29 October 2011

Disembarking


As I'm sure you'll understand, I haven't had much time or inclination for taking photos in the last couple of weeks, so I'm falling back on a short series I took a few weeks ago, during that brief "Indian summer" we had.  I took a trip up the valley to the little market town of Skipton.  The place was full of people (mainly retirees) enjoying the sunshine - and what better way to do that than a trip on a boat up the canal and back.  These people were just disembarking and there was a queue of folks waiting to replace them.  I think the late summer weather must have been a wonderful bonus for those who make their living from tourism.

The canal basin is always a busy, colourful spot.  The old canalside buildings have been successfully adapted into shops and restaurants.  They have retained some of the original features, like the big wooden hoists that at one time were used to winch cargo from the holds of the canal barges.

For more photos of Skipton please click the label below.

12 comments:

  1. Speaking as one, all power to 'retirees'.

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  2. I once took a photo of retirees sitting on a wall in Scarborough with their backs to the sea! I hope these retirees enjoyed the view! I agree this is a colourful spot! Orange life-jackets add contrast! Well composed photo!

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  3. Beautiful, Jenny. Makes me wish I had been in the queue! You painted a very inviting picture, retiree or not! Jim

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  4. I need to be in that line too! Looks nice and warm. Cold here and snow is on it's way. ~Lili

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  5. I agree, nothing better than to potter along on a boat when the weather is being kind. A picture that brings back happy thoughts and memories.

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  6. Neat area! Congratulations on being a grandmother! I hope everyone is healthy and doing well. My thoughts are with you.

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  7. My next trip to England has to include a trip to see more of the canal - I saw a bit of it south of Preston somewhere but this part in Skipton looks wonderful!

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  8. It's just a charming photo! I wish I could travel like that!

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  9. How lovely! I need to start taking a few notes of the places you mention that I may get the chance to visit next June. I've never traveled much, and we're taking a family trip abroad. I'm super excited!

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  10. It must be delightful to discover places around through a travel on the canal, on one of those boats!

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  11. I must admit, that does look very appealing. As one whose retirement age keeps retreating, I hope I will still be able to enjoy such pleasures!

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  12. How did I get so left behind in commenting??/ I wonder if Blogger reader is working properly or is it me not working properly??

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