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A good wood-burning stove is essential

By strokebloke  
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

Tags: Photo journalism English heritage Landscape and travel Portraits and people

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19 Jan 2013 9:18AM
Lovely set of pictures. I think your choice of colour / mono is great too.

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strokebloke 9 493 17 England
19 Jan 2013 10:48AM
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 Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
19 Jan 2013 12:30PM
Nothing like it. I can smell the stove from here. Hankering to get back on the canals now. Smile
Good toning in V2
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 12:50PM
A life's dream, but the reality sank in...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
strokebloke 9 493 17 England
19 Jan 2013 1:19PM
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.
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
21 Jan 2013 10:05AM
Good sepia toning in V2. I like it

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