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'Spring' Narrowboats image

NARROWBOATS

This is Springboat.

It is one of the four seasons of the narrowboats series.

Spring comes to the canal and the narrowboats wake from their slumber of Winter Mooring and start to explore the network once again.

The trees are in bloom with blossom and 'Springboat' gives a nod to Hanami and the glorious Japanese festival of the Cherry blossom. It celebrates the short-lived beauty of Sakura and in our own way, we also do.


'Summer' Narrowboats image

NARROWBOATS

This is Summerboat.

It is one of the four seasons of the narrowboats series.

Summer brings a profusion of flowers and colour is the order of the day. Summerboat seeks to encompass lazily passing along the canal, bordered on either side by the English countryside and its particular mix of flora.


'Autumn' Narrowboats image

NARROWBOATS

This is Autumnboat.

It is one of the four seasons of the narrowboats series.

Autumn sees the hue of the landscape change through reds and yellows and oranges, to brown as the leaves fall, curl up and die. Mushrooms and toadstools sprout, having fed upon the fall.

These in turn, bring their own colours and a richness to the end of the year, before the stark of Winter.


'Winter' Narrowboats image

NARROWBOATS

This is Winterboat.

It is one of the four seasons of the narrowboats series.

Winter can be a trying time on the canal. Cold winds buffet the boat, rain seeks ingress at every opportunity and ice locks the Continuous Cruiser in place. Often, the only thing between frozen toes and a comfortable Winter is the trusty Multi-fuel Stove.

However, it can be a magical time when snow has fallen, you're tucked up warm and cosy in your floating home and the stillness of Winter brings peace.

Winterboat tries to capture some of the magic...