Due for a shock

Published: Thursday, 01 July 2021

I SEE theDaily Express is flogging the waterways as a ideal holiday, writes T. Lang.

It's headline—'Planning your first narrowboat staycation? Here’s everything you need to know' and what follows is the most ridiculous article on boating I have ever read.

The magic

It goes into minute details of the things you should take on your journey, but no mention of what boating entails. No mention of the actual working of locks or even of working the boat, only of 'the magic of living aboard'.

Those who are taken in are due for something of a shock as the article portrays you chugging peacefully along the canals with nothing to hinder.

Any certainly no stoppages!