While I’ve been self-isolating I’ve been going through pictures and videos that I took over that last couple of summers on the canals in England and Wales. I started with mostly scenic shots, lovely bridges, peaceful stretches of canal, cows and sheep on green fields, that sort of thing. But they all started running together and after a few went by they began looking all alike.
I quickly realized that it was the people I shared my adventure and sometimes my boat with that drew my interest. Some I had met along the way, often spending several days with them sharing locks and pub nights. Others were friends from home who made the huge commitment to travel to stay with me for a few days. And there were even several that I had met in 2018 that I was able to reconnect with in 2019.
So that’s the focus of these slide shows, showing some of the people that have come to mean so much to me on my canal travels, and in my life. Of course, there were many others of whom I didn’t get a photo. There’s also a few scenic pictures, of places with particular memories. If you’ve been following the blog you might recognize some of them.