Vlog 274: Ethel the Unready

A long-standing viewer of this channel was kind enough to offer me a day trip on her boat as she came along the Grand Union canal from Gayton to Weedon, so of course I jumped at the chance.

For the full (ish) slow TV, realtime version of the cruise from the bow-camera, see https://cruisingthecut.co.uk/2022/08/03/274a-not-a-vlog-slow-tv-cruising/

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  1. Bill Schoonmaker

    In the UK, you drive an auto on the left side of the road but run a narrowboat on the right side of the canal. Any logical reason?

  2. As a PS to my earlier comment. The spot where there are shed loads of reeds and the oncoming boat got grounded. Until earlier this year 2 boats couldn’t pass there as the trees etc were restricting the canal to a single passage. Now that the C & R T have cut those trees back boats attempting to pass side by side will get caught out and ground. From experience I will always wait for oncoming boats to get through. As usual take care young man.

  3. We know that stretch of the GU – north and south – very well as we moor at Gayton Marina. Couldn’t spot our boat though!
    I hope it all goes well for the young girl and she enjoys living aboard.

  4. Very different from your earlier Vlogs, David, though equally as interesting and good to see that you’re keeping up your skills! Keep up the good work.

  5. Great to see Emma enjoying her new life aboard her narrowboat. Also nice to see James at Rugby Boats, I’m constantly viewing their offerings on Youtube. I wish Emma well in her narrowboat adventures and much success with her boat.

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