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Canal Collection 3/4

Returning from the canal at Fradley, which you saw over the past two days, we drove back home via Shardlow, another basin on the Trent and Mersey Canal, and I came across this narrow boat moored up to the bank. Something about its name made me think of our good friend from Bathampton.

Canal Collection 3/4

Returning from the canal at Fradley, which you saw over the past two days, we drove back home via Shardlow, another basin on the Trent and Mersey Canal, and I came across this narrow boat moored up to the bank. Something about its name made me think of our good friend from Bathampton.

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Dec 2013, 04:22
This is a great close-up, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.
I thought of him too the moment the picture came up!
Brian Walbey: I did as soon as I saw this as I walked along the towpath.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Dec 2013, 06:47
Thank you Brian. La'al Ratty is a reference to the Ravenglass & Eskdale railway. I travelled on it a few years back and found it to be delightful
Brian Walbey: Thought you might enjoy this one Chris. We haven't been on the Ratty as yet, different part of the Lake District to where we went this year.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 30 Dec 2013, 07:05
I thought of Chris, too, Brian - just one word can conjure him up - this is frightening!
Brian Walbey: Lol. I'm sure you don't really mean that he is a frightening man Lisl, still you know him better than I do smile
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Dec 2013, 07:43
HAHA. Don't we love to see what reminds us of each other! grin
Brian Walbey: First thought that came into my head was Chris, Earl of Bathampton, I just had to photograph it. There's a Chad one later in the week, but don't tell anyone smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Dec 2013, 08:10
This is great. Love the picture and the explanation of Chris.
Thanks for the education.
Brian Walbey: A pleasure Astrid, Chris was the first thing that came to mind when I saw this boat.
how did they come up with that name you wonder
Brian Walbey: It is the nickname for a narrow gauge steam railway in our English Lake District Chantal.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Dec 2013, 09:08
Never thought of Chris as LA'AL though ;o)
Brian Walbey: The link with the steam railway didn't come to mind at all, me of all people not catching on with that!
  • Alan
  • West Burton, near the North Pole.
  • 30 Dec 2013, 10:06
Now Sir Tiff was not the first of thought of (thankfully smile ) but it;s the familiar name given to the delightful 15in gauge Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway in Cumbria. I wonder if the boat company has some sort of connection with the railway?
Brian Walbey: The possible link to the railway didn't cross my mind. We still have that one to ride on BTW., next time when we hopefully go to the lakes again perhaps.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 30 Dec 2013, 12:21
I can see why Chris came to mind. Love the ad on the back.
Brian Walbey: First thing that came into my head Mary. There's a Chad one later in the week, but don't tell anyone smile
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 30 Dec 2013, 13:06
I've been on that engine on the Ravenglass line. I've also been on numerous canal boats but I've yet to see Chris's Madame Ratty
Brian Walbey: The possible link to the railway didn't cross my mind, I just had a vision of a narrow boat being captained by Chris's latest pet.
Ah, but which one?
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Dec 2013, 15:43
La'al Ratty means 'little railway' in olde Cumbrian dialect, and I can hear the noise (rattle..) of the steam engine - but my first thought was Chris's dear Ratty, of course! A fine close-up of this narrowboat.
Brian Walbey: Yes I thought of Chris's pet Ray when I saw it. I did know about the railway concnetion but never thought about it before today's comments.
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and aittitude meet
  • 30 Dec 2013, 16:09
Ha Ratty number 141 might take Tiff a while to reach Brian.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Chad, can you just imagine 141 Ratty's down the back of his sofa all at the same time smile
Great name. I didn't know about the railway
Brian Walbey: I did know about the railway connection but never thought about it before today's comments.
A very nice series Brian! You did spot this one very well.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, the first thing I thought of was Chris and his pet Rat, Mr.Ratty smile
love the name on the boat Brian...
Brian Walbey: Chris (Tiff) has a pet rat called Mr.Ratty, I couldn't avoid taking it smile

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