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Was determined to have a little walk along the Grand Union which is a couple of minutes away from my place.

Started at West Drayton station (Grand Union adjacent) and took the 1 hour walk towards Uxbridge. I took the photos along the way so will just add them here.  As canals go it isn't the most scenic but a pleasant walk away from traffic.

Observations - some pretty sad looking boats, many moored and looking like they have been stranded for years, some interesting names as well

Quite a few anglers not catching much from my conversations with them.  Noticed a friendly guy walking his Filapina partner, nice day for a walk and made me wish my partner was with me.

Loads of bikes zipping by and quite a lot of pussies living on boats, the 4 legged furry ones not the Thailand beauties. One particular interesting boat among the photos which looked out of place, looked more like she should have been in the ocean.

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That orange ships lifeboat looks a bit out of place! I suppose you wouldn't miss it if you were returning after a night in the pub...

Always thought if I didn't live ofmthe coast it would have to be near part of the canal network.

Thanks for posting.

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Drank in the Malt Shovel a few times back when i was living in Richings Park about 12 years ago.

Know the General Elliot as well.

Is Quackers still going?,always good for a milf back in the day.😀

Nice pics mate.

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3 minutes ago, galenkia said:

Drank in the Malt Shovel a few times back when i was living in Richings Park about 12 years ago.

Know the General Elliot as well.

Is Quackers still going?,always good for a milf back in the day.😀

Nice pics mate.

Never heard of Quakers but I have only just moved into the area.....

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Just now, Horizondave said:

Never heard of Quakers but I have only just moved into the area.....


Its a restaurant then is a nightclub later on.Was off Packet Boat Lane near Little Britain lake.

Was a good laugh back in the day.

Get down there and get a bit of milf action.😀

 

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2 hours ago, galenkia said:


Its a restaurant then is a nightclub later on.Was off Packet Boat Lane near Little Britain lake.

Was a good laugh back in the day.

Get down there and get a bit of milf action.😀

 

Ironically I hadn't been to the Paddington Packet Boat pub for over 35 years, went there last week and it had closed down days earlier.  Used to go to a pub on the bridge in that road but now it is bistro bar called Canal Cottages and I walked out 10 seconds after entry....

I will check about Quakers but I am not certain I am up for a bit of Granny night....at my age!

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10 hours ago, Lanzalad said:

Great shots mate.. 👍🏼

I'm sure this guy was on Tv.

I'm sure it was called amazing spaces, He lives in the life boat.

Got it cheap and he decided to use one as its totally water proof.

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Was quite a shock to this big orange lifeboat coming down the canal.  The Grand Union does come down to London and the Thames but probably just pleasure cruising.

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32 minutes ago, Horizondave said:

Was quite a shock to this big orange lifeboat coming down the canal.  The Grand Union does come down to London and the Thames but probably just pleasure cruising.

 

10 hours ago, Lanzalad said:

Great shots mate.. 👍🏼

I'm sure this guy was on Tv.

I'm sure it was called amazing spaces, He lives in the life boat.

Got it cheap and he decided to use one as its totally water proof.

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I wonder if it’s the same one that I saw at Camden back in August!

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I have said it before but...

If I had discovered canal boat life 15 years ago I would be living on a boat now. Mate of mine inherited one about 5 years ago and I really enjoy my time, when I get the chance, to spend a few days on it. Great way to see the countryside.

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Great photos thanks.

If I strolled along by the river where I live with a camera I'd have it nicked in seconds and be 6 foot underwater with the shopping trolleys and the used heroin needles.

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On ‎10‎/‎9‎/‎2018 at 7:18 PM, KhunDon said:

I always fancied a boat on the broads, because the chances of a broad on a boat are long past now. 😟

You probably dodged a bullet there cause you know what they say about owning a boat...

There's two good days; the day you buy it and the day you sell it 😄

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