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budgie

horsedrawn barge

sorry folks bit of a fib!
i work for the folks who own and run one of the last horse drawn barges in the country you may well have seen it on country file its the same one that is on the front of this years calender! ifanyone is coming to see it or is going on it at all this year come and say hi i'll be the bloke with the big side burns on the little floatting bar just up the canal form where you board! the last two years i've been working on the barge as well as running the bar and i have to say its ace so nice to be on a boat and not have any noise apart from the sound of the old heavy horse plodding along the tow path!! its a must for anyone coming near devon any time over the summer
12Bore

Sounds idyllic!
sod

Bit far away to come see   but would love to see photos if you can please I loved reading about them in their hay day     what great job.
budgie

we dont start back until the 1st of april but i'll get some done for you all soon as!! yes 12bore your not wrong! love the back end of the year when the young swans are just getting ready to leave i,ve been hand feeding the last two lots and folk love it when they swim up and tap the side of the boat for food!
bodger

Thats a job that I've always fancied.
Many years ago, the horse drawn barge business at Llangollen was on the market and Karen and I fleetingly considered it. If i remember correctly, the business was for sale together with rented accomodation. By coincidence, years after, our Robs fiancee had a holiday job for a couple of seasons leading the horses on the tow path. That business is still going strong and we've been on it a couple of times.

http://www.horsedrawnboats.co.uk/

Budgie put the link to your employers business up here with pleasure.
budgie

www.tivertoncanal.co.uk
bodger

Its looks brilliant.
sod

  both wonderful thank you
Frazzled_Barbie

Budgie - thats now on my to do list. Looks like a fabulous day out and very tranquil too. The minutes silence so you can appreciate the moment is a great idea.
12Bore

That looks like a fantastic day (or two) out!

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