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Old 11-19-2011, 09:35 AM
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Been on a cruise in Britannia. Lol.

A few moments of a vacation cruise this year. A number of these Narrow Boats were permanent homes.

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Old 11-19-2011, 10:26 AM
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While it's not quite the same experience, my wife and I have taken a couple of river cruises in Europe. Travel by boat is the best way to tour, IMO.

In September we took a cruise on the Main in Germany, and a bit of the Rhine. I had no idea the wines of the region (Franconia) were so good. I've been looking for them here in the US, but no luck.

The great thing about touring by boat is that the rivers tend to pass through the most historic parts of the region, and generally right through the center of the towns/cities. One evening we docked in the middle of downtown Frankfurt.
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Were you at the helm? What canal is that?
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When my wife and I were dating, we took a 6 day riverboat cruise from Pittsburgh to Natchez. So much to see on the rivers...
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A few moments of a vacation cruise this year. A number of these Narrow Boats were permanent homes.

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That's cool. Where was that? I saw quite a few of them in Stratford on Avon last year when my wife and I visited England.

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Old 11-24-2011, 11:20 AM
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Were you at the helm? What canal is that?
Kerry.
It was on the Fossway ("Foss") canal. Allegedly, construction started in 9 A.D.
I relinquished the helm as we were one bend away from the narrow entrance to the 'posh' marina where we were intending on a Penelope.
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:23 AM
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That's cool. Where was that? I saw quite a few of them in Stratford on Avon last year when my wife and I visited England.

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'Twas near Lincoln.
Stratford on Avon - Shakies old place - always looks nice on t.v.
I hope you had a good time.
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:31 AM
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While it's not quite the same experience, my wife and I have taken a couple of river cruises in Europe. Travel by boat is the best way to tour, IMO.


The great thing about touring by boat is that the rivers tend to pass through the most historic parts of the region, and generally right through the center of the towns/cities. One evening we docked in the middle of downtown Frankfurt.
There was a tourist ferry - packed out - heading into the city as I was steering out. By gum, you have to wave at everyone you pass when in a narrow boat, as every landlubber waves at you. I suppose being a famous celebrity must be a similar experience.

The canal ran alongside the highway at that point for 5 miles, but was an unbelievably different journey, and for the most part, it was hard to tell that there was a main road 80' away.

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