Pass the bug­bear

Canal Boat - - Letters - STU­ART MARS­DEN,

LAST YEAR, WE spent some time on the Bridge­wa­ter and Trent & Mersey canals; very nice wa­ter­ways and views with great pubs and places to visit.

We are not nor­mally peo­ple to get up­set, but our ma­jor bug­bear is that, while moored up, boaters just do not slow down even when po­litely asked to do so.

You can ex­cuse peo­ple on hire boats be­cause they are prob­a­bly not aware they are caus­ing prob­lems (this has got to be down to the lack of in­struc­tion from the hire boat com­pa­nies who should know bet­ter and in­struct their cus­tomers cor­rectly, and should be held ac­count­able to any dam­age caused to property).

What is more an­noy­ing is when boat own­ers do a high speed pass with to­tal dis­re­gard to other peo­ple’s property and feel­ings. I just won­der if we did the same to them would they have some­thing to say?

nb Del­phinium

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