The Amateur Traveler talks to Richard Graw about his experiences cruising the canals of England and Wales in a canal boat (or narrow boat).
“It is a very English past time. It is a wonderful way to see England. The English Canal system was built during the height of England’s industrial revolution. They realized it was easier to move large amounts of raw materials by water than by road. The canals are 20-30 feet wide at the widest spot and 3 feet deep at the deepest. A movement to use the canals again picked up in the 60s and 70s and now they have started to dig out canals that had been filled in.”
The canals traverse through tunnels, up staircases of locks and even up over aqueducts.
- Chrisy found Bulgaria “super”!
- Brock “sometimes it is hard to break away from the typical tourist destinations but this is an example of how to do it well”.