Dive! Canal Boating Holidays Underwater?

BELIEVE it or not it’s a narrowboat, pictured by John Whitehead near Botany Bay on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

With John telling our Brian Holmes that after hearing about it he was so intrigued he went out to look for  himself, telling us:

“It is indeed a strange vessel but to the trained eye definitely a narrowboat. It has no windows, no licence, no registration number and no name.”

Perhaps the latest method of licence evasion—disappearing when a British Waterways official comes into view! For surely the conning tower is too tall to fit under most bridges.

What to make of this, I do not know. I can only guess there’s a conventional narrowboat underneath there, and the owner(s) enjoy their privacy and security. For normal canal boating holidays I would recommend choosing a narrowboat with the large rectangular windows rather just the little round portholes, for better natural light below deck. Live aboarders sometimes have different priorities.

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Andy Roberts musician now living on the Isle of Wight.
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