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herrmill

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Canal Cavalcade 2009
« on: May 06, 2009, 08:35:24 am »

Did anyone happen to attend the Canal Cavalcade festival in London over the weekend?

http://uk.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUKTRE5443KA20090505

Sounds like it would be an interesting event to attend or, even more so, to participate in.  Here in China with thousands of working boats plying the canals, I doubt we'll ever see this country following the UK, France & others who now use the canals for strictly pleasure & tourism.

Chuck


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Re: Canal Cavalcade 2009
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 08:56:04 am »

Here in China with thousands of working boats plying the canals, I doubt we'll ever see this country following the UK, France & others who now use the canals for strictly pleasure & tourism.

Methinks, too many bandits  <*< and not enough cops  :police:
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Re: Canal Cavalcade 2009
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 11:00:34 am »

As a canal boater, Cavalcade is on my list of festivals to attend one year.  Many of my boating friends are either involved in running the event or go as visitors.

BTW I must fly the flag for the few people still doing a bit of commercial carrying on the UK canals.  Sadly it's mostly selling coal and fuel to other boaters and canal-side properties but there are one or two other cotracts including, I believe, moving some bulk materials for the 2012 Olympic site.

In Europe there's still quite a lot of commercial carrying on peniches in France canals.

Cheers

Guy
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