Tuesday Photo Challenge – Wheel

Welcome to week 159 of Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge!

The Falkirk Wheel

This is a great photo Frank, and we would have loved to have gone up in this when we had the boat, but we only did the Grand Union and Stratford Canals before selling her. It must be a wonderful experience.

Our narrow boat didn’t have a wheel, unlike the wide beams. It was fascinating to watch the skill of the professionals as they turned a 70′ X 12′ floating apartment with ease.
Everyone got out of the way of one particular guy when he took his widebeam anywhere though. Even going round for a pump out, he hit almost everything in sight, despite his wife standing on the bow giving him hand signal directions like some pink fluffy figurehead as she was always in her dressing gown! He just couldn’t get to grips with the wheel being on the opposite side to his car and left and right just got lost in translation somehow.
This is us berthed on the Grand Union on our final trip in April two years ago.
Happy days.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to Tuesday Photo Challenge – Wheel

  1. Sadje says:

    Your boat was Bumblebee?

  2. Pingback: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 159 – Dutch goes the Photo!

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