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At this time of the year, I am reliably informed, those who live on the nations waterways, find an appropriate spot to moor-up and from there are confined to relatively small sections of the canal.
Because at this time of the year the lock gates, at designated locations are maintained and serviced and are consequently out of commission.
I met these two 'gents of the waters' during the week before the snows arrived.
One in a poncho and a wooly hat. Oh, Jeans and wellies too. Wink
The other in conventional gear but kept warm by the weapons-grade BO and the overlapping tattoos from head to foot.
Both wonderfully affable, knowledgeable and wholesomely great people to meet on the canal banks.
Real characters - with integrity, and personality in spades. Honest to the core, but would also lie through their (very few) teeth for you, without batting an eyelid, if necessary.

Only the horses were missing; or it could have been a scene from the early 19th century. GrinGrin

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:15 Jan 2013 - 1:58 PM
Focal Length:35mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:A good wood-burning stove is essential
Username:strokebloke strokebloke
Uploaded:19 Jan 2013 - 9:12 AM
Tags:English heritage, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
19 Jan 2013 - 9:18 AM

Lovely set of pictures. I think your choice of colour / mono is great too.

strokebloke
19 Jan 2013 - 10:48 AM

Thank you Chrissie. They're not going to set the world alight - but they are a record of a pleasant afternoon with 'locals'. Smile

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54168 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 12:30 PM

Nothing like it. I can smell the stove from here. Hankering to get back on the canals now. Smile
Good toning in V2
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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32810 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 12:50 PM

A life's dream, but the reality sank in...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

strokebloke
19 Jan 2013 - 1:19 PM

How many dreams have we each had Nathan ? GrinGrin
I was going to travel round the world in a LWB Land Rover - but got married instead.
I STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW THAT CAME ABOUT
but apparently she does ~ so that must be OK then !! WinkWinkTongue

I had no idea that you were a laid-back water-woman Chris.
I've only had one holiday on the Broads, but I did enjoy it.
Not sure about the inclement weather though Wink

leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
21 Jan 2013 - 10:05 AM

Good sepia toning in V2. I like it
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