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Mooching along the Llangollen Canal at less than two miles an hour, and my brain slows down to the same speed. Dragonflies. Something furry in the weeds. Green. Water.

No need to think or bestir myself, even to moor or cast off. Alec is a master at handling the 60ft Gaia single handed. It's a joy to watch his elegant accurate efficiency, and even more of a joy to watch nearby holiday hirers watching Alec.

The rain starts eventually, followed by a thunderstorm. Four of us drink fearsome coffee and eat my homemade ginger cake. Simon, reverting to the mode of childhood holidays, is buried in a book. Gaia is snug.

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Date: 2012-08-05 10:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thalinoviel.livejournal.com

Sounds idyllic.

Date: 2012-08-05 11:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] westernind.livejournal.com
Ten minutes later, along came three drunk blokes on a hire boat and bashed into Gaia. ;-)

(no harm done!)

Date: 2012-08-07 03:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eldelphia.livejournal.com
Gaia is probably tougher than them. In my experience.

Date: 2012-08-06 05:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] renniek.livejournal.com
Pretty much exactly what I was going to say!

Date: 2012-08-05 11:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anotherusedpage.livejournal.com
Oh, sounds glorious!

Date: 2012-08-06 06:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jul1et.livejournal.com
i do love pottering along on canal boats :D enjoy!

Date: 2012-08-06 06:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jfs.livejournal.com
Wow :-) Looks gorgeous.

Date: 2012-08-06 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] littleonionz.livejournal.com
T'aint nat'ral sleeping on water. ;)

Date: 2012-08-08 08:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sixtine.livejournal.com
Simon's mother thinks he can walk on it.

Date: 2012-08-07 03:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eldelphia.livejournal.com
I've 'done' the Llangollen canal and a lot of others. Very nice way to spend some time :)

Date: 2012-08-08 08:25 pm (UTC)
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