The dimple in the space-time continuum around Aunty Wainwright’s (Venetian Hire Boats & Chandlery) #narrowboat #boating #canal #canaltime

Hurry up and wait, is the order of the day…

The Diesel-Electric Elephant Company.

And crawling on the planet’s face, some insects called the human race. Lost in time, and lost in space… and meaning.*

*Charles Gray (Philosopher), The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Never a truer word were spake or spokethed or whatever. Where I live, on a narrowboat, Charles Gray might simply have said “Canal Time prevails” instead of that great long speech.

“Canal Time” isn’t so much about the tock-tick-ticketty-clack passing of lumpy and unequal increments of the Fourth Dimension as it is about the way that things happen. It refers to those days on the canals when your horse will only walk backwards, when your boat is temporarily in league with The Devil, and when peace, quiet and good timing have become swapped somehow for “the more the merrier” and “where the Hell did you lot suddenly come from?” Canal Time is that state of existence wherein a chap stops flailing…

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One thought on “The dimple in the space-time continuum around Aunty Wainwright’s (Venetian Hire Boats & Chandlery) #narrowboat #boating #canal #canaltime

  1. Must confess that it is very nice to see such traffic on this canal, after it was closed for most of the past year while the breach was repaired! This morning seems to be more “traffic as normal” than all boats aimed at where I want to be… 😉

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