Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Rush hour in Llangollen

Believe it or not this starts at 5.30 a.m. On the canal at any rate. That's the time we were slammed against the concrete canalside by a hire boat charging away from town.
And then came another just before six, and two more. By seven I'd given up the idea of dozing off again and got up to make a cup of tea. Not all of them were speeders, to be fair, but enough were to get me out of bed on the wrong foot. Where were they rushing to at that time?
We were moored on the canalside outside of the 48-hour limit zone, and neatly tied up to rings with fenders and a spring line as well but we still got heaved about.
But no point getting too grumpy is there: they were on holiday, trying to pack in as much as possible into two weeks' break from work. It's just us lucky few who can afford to meander.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Spotted this quote this week'somewhere'

'Some people see things that are and ask "why?"
Some people dream of things that never were and ask "Why Not?"
Some people have to go to work and dont have time for all that'

Somehow work does take the niceties of life away