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Sunday, 26 July 2009

"Messing about on the water..."

It must be great to have a hobbie like owning a barge and lazily watching yourself drift down a canal as this picture taken on a canal in Birmingham, the UK shows.

I am here again teaching at the University of Birmingham and when the sun dos actually decide to grace us with its presence, it can be really nice to take a stroll down the canals where, during The Industrial Revolution, much of the business of transporting goods took place.

Nowadays, of course, it is just a place to get away and relax, savour the smells of the summer, watch the geese flap noisily, the birds gently sway and swoop for the canal's small fish, and gently and lazily wile away the hours thinking of former times.

Umm....maybe...just maybe...I'm gonna get me one of them barges!!

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