Thursday Doors – Hippies on the Canal

As you may be aware from some of my earlier posts, in January I started a new job. I’m very lucky in that it’s close enough to walk to if I choose, and I can walk most of the way along a stretch of the Grand Union Canal, the longest canal in England.

It’s a lovely walk, and one replete with photo opportunities. From golden green vistas

To blossom caught on the water’s surface at an old lock gate

And unique touches on some of the canal boats, like this wonderful knotted mermaid.

It’s also home to some interesting little doors, like this one I photographed earlier in the week. I’ve seen the owner of this boat before on my walks, a friendly fellow with a dog, always ready to say good morning. From the sign I’d say he might have a sense of humour, too.

This is my entry to the Thursday Doors Challenge, courtesy of Norm 2.0. For more doors, or to add one of your own, visit Norm’s site and click the link.

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19 thoughts on “Thursday Doors – Hippies on the Canal

    1. They seem to be a particularly European type of boat, don’t they? I like them too, there’s some real personality in them, each one different. And the names are great too, ‘Fat Bottomed Girl’ ‘Go with the Flo’ (owned by Florence), are a couple I can think of off the top of my head. It’s a lifestyle, definitely 🙂

      1. Boat names in general are awesome. My dad has a sailboat he wanted to call Ear-isistable as he is an ear, nose, and throat doctor, but wound up just calling it Irresistible because he feared people would think he just couldn’t spell.

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