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Old Oct 6, 2007, 8:44 AM   #1
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In the Industrial revolution this canal carried transpennine commercial traffic between Yorkshire and the port of Liverpool. It's very much a part of the industrial heritage of the north of England.
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One of the many bridges crossing the canal, this one only takes pedestrians.
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Here's a narrow boat that used to carry commercial traffic, in recent years these are fitted out and used as pleasure craft, and access most of the canal network of the UK.
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I really like the warm Autumn tones captured in your pictures! I recently saw a documentary on TV (in the US) on the canals around London and life on Long Boats today (everything from folks who live on them as well as those available for recreation). It would be nice to visit and experience them first hand!

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I love the warmth of these Jack!

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I beleive you can rent canal boats for holidays in England. Not just to live on them tethered to docks...but tour the countryside that the canals go through in the canal boats.

Thos pictures are lovely and certainly evoke a desire to rent one of those canal boats for a holiday.
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jelpee wrote:
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I really like the warm Autumn tones captured in your pictures!* I recently saw a documentary on TV (in the US) on the canals around London and life on Long Boats today (everything from folks who live on them as well as those available for recreation).* It would be nice to visit and experience them first hand!

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Hi Jay,
According to google there are 3000 miles + of navigable canals in the UK,and at the speed these boats travel ( there are restrictions in force ), it would take several years to cover them all in your leisure time. I was pleased at the way the autumnal tones came out too, Thanks for looking and comments ... Jack.
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I love the warmth of these Jack!

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Hello Ed,
Glad to see you're still with us, and for your comments, I like the way the autumn tones come over, perhaps a little more pronounced than real life, or perhaps I didn't notice. I should have added that I was trying out a recently acquired Pentax SMC-A 50mm f1.7, and I'm very pleased with that. ... Jack
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I beleive you can rent canal boats for holidays in England. Not just to live on them tethered to docks...but tour the countryside that the canals go through in the canal boats.

*Thos pictures are lovely and certainly evoke a desire to rent one of those canal boats for a holiday.
Hi Lesmore,
Yes it's very true,it's a thriving industry ... you can hire narrow boats, to tour our canals, and it's a very leisurely way to travel, no stress at all. As I replied to Jay, there's a very well spread network to visit. Hope you make it some day, and thanks for viewing and commenting
Here's a good link http://www.jim-shead.com/waterways/I...f-England.html
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