A Waste of Time

A Waste of Time

There’s a narrowboat in Stratford basin called ‘A Waste of Time’. I can see how naming your boat this might seem like a funny idea for five seconds, but how do you actually get so far as painting it on there? Maybe it was a labour of love that took too long 🙂

I’ve been going on narrowboat holidays since the age of five, and when Mum and Dad bought a boat they named it ‘On Reflection’. They asked the painter to paint the name twice – one normally, and one mirrored as if in water. I don’t have any decent shots, but you can see it on the large version of this. Can you imagine being the painter? You’re basically being asked to make every mistake you spend the rest of your time trying to avoid 🙂 I didn’t envy him/her that job in the slightest.