Blow me that can’t be right! Surely that’s half a narrow boat down in the lock today. Only about 35 feet long. Called ‘The Other Half’. Bit of a giveaway really.
Turns out its canny owner, Nemiah Woodlock, bought a run down boat, cut it in half and upon conversion sold the other bit for more than all the costs combined. Pure genius! Two for the price of one!
Sadly it has lost it’s long slinky elegance - it would be a crying shame if it triggered an oxyacetylene epidemic and we’re eventually left with a new category of ‘stumpy’ boats.
Neville Hunt almost 2 years ago
Always knew you weren’t one for half-measures, Steve.