The other day Sarah blogged about a book called Narrow Boats at Work by Michael E Ware, where she'd found a photo inspiring her to lay chequered vinyl on her back cabin floor. She also suggested that copies of the book could be found very cheaply! And so it proved - I found a copy on Amazon for 99p and a few days later, my copy arrived.
It was a glorious day so I took my lunch out into the park behind where I work, found a nice spot under a magnolia tree in full bloom, and sat down to read it. It's a great book for historic boat enthusiasts like me and James, because it has just the right balance of interesting text with lots and lots of photos. I have spotted a lot of boats I know in its pages, including one we've both steered, the large Northwich Yeoford, in which we competed in the BCN Challenge.