Barrow Line 1
Barrow Line 2
Barrow Line 3
Barrow Line 4
When I get a moment, I must find out how many boats have been down that way in this warm, sunny July, the peak of the holiday season. The warmth will have encouraged the vegetation, but I suspect relatively few boats have been through. And only two boats entered the Royal through Dublin in July, even though two openings were offered.
Apart from giving artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative about the value of the canal tourist industry and the abiding love of boaters for the canal, using canals helps to keep the weed down.
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I’ve made some additions to three pages:
Several people have very kindly sent me photos of boats I hadn’t seen or photographed myself; I’m grateful to them and always happy to hear from people who can help to fill the gaps.
I have more updates to make, including many, many sailing-boats and some nice wooden boats.
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