Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Narrowboating – more scary than the Iraq war!

We shared the first locks of the day with a hire boating couple. He’d spent years as a chief engineer on tankers and bulk carriers and now managed the maintenance of a cargo fleet – but this was his first time on a narrow boat.
“I was in the Iraq War in tankers getting rocketed and bombed and I’m finding this a whole lot more scary,” he confessed as we lined up for the first lock. They soon got the hang of it all with Starwoman’s patient instruction and we left them behind in Gargrave.
Shame, I could have done with a qualified ship’s engineer later in the day…

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