Saturday, April 25, 2015


You know that wedding outfit that I got too fat for before the wedding arrived? The one I bought from the designer clothing agency in November? Well on that same occasion I bought my first ever pair of stretch jeans.

Going for a narrowboat holiday on a canal with no locks – which is what we just did - is the holiday equivalent of stretch jeans: pure self-indulgence. No good will come of it.There is no work to do and you grow fat and lazy.

We had a wonderful time, and not just because the days were hot and sunny. This is my favourite photo from our trip on the Lancaster canal.


It was the morning I decided to stay in bed and write while Dave set off down the cut. (He set off at 06.45 so I have some excuse.) Unfortunately this was also the morning we came across the only swing bridge on our trip, so I had to get out of bed after all, to open it in my pyjamas. The photo shows Dave waiting for me to get back on the boat.


Ash said...

I've lived beside the Grand Union Canal for over 20 years but have never been on a boat - it looks a gentle way to travel. Glad to hear you had a good trip.

Sue Hepworth said...

Thanks, Ash.
I do recommend it - it slows you right down and the early mornings when the sun is out and the water is still and the reflections are perfect are beautiful.