Thursday, 10 August 2017


Two boats: a colourful traditional narrowboat, moored on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal at East Riddlesden, and a small motorboat. Motor cruisers of this type are very rarely seen on the canal. I'm not sure whether there is a reason you don't see many but I did notice that, even though it wasn't going very fast, the wake behind it was much more powerful and possibly more destructive than that of the more sedate narrowboats. Either way, on a hot day it looked tempting to be cruising on the water rather than walking in the blazing sunshine beside it.


  1. Looks like a fine for a bit of boating.

  2. The white fibre-glass cruiser is easily marked and damaged in the stone-walled locks. Narrowboats are constructed from steel plating, blacked against corrosion, are flat-bottomed and a more robust.They also have a little hatch useful for removing weed, plastic fertilizer bags and general propeller fouling rubbish. Oil drums, old tyres, and Tesco trolleys thrive in canals.

  3. I love the look of the narrowboats!


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