Sunday, December 02, 2012

The Question?

What is the one question boaters are asked most often?

Answer :-

“Is it cold on the boat in the winter”?

It is understandable, the boat is sitting in cold, cold water, even colder when the cut is frozen! It is made of steel, even the word steel conjures up a feeling of cool!

Scenes like this :-

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A frosty moonlit morning, kind of make me understand why people often ask the same question.

Sooooo here is your answer:-

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Cold ? Not on your Nelly, it’s toasty warm! ( Incidentally, just who is Nelly anyway)?…

6 comments:

Wozie nb Oakfield said...

We have been asked all sorts of questions while circulating around the canals and rivers.
The funniest one being "can you stand up in your boat?"

life afloat on nb tickety boo said...

Oh Wozie I know, I was once asked could I cook a roast dinner on the boat I asked,did they cook a roast dinner in their home, when answered yes we do I said , so do I!! Funny :))

Halfie said...

I enjoy being aboard at this time of year as it's usually warmer than we have our house.

Jo (Boatwoman) said...

We usually get asked what do you carry, so we tell them Coal. They then ask, but aren't you cold in the Winter?
Duhhhhh we carry coal LOL.. We have never been cold and never will be. Love the photographs of your cosy boat.

Carol said...

Looks lovely and snugly. That's how mine will look....one day

eeyore said...

Most people ask us "are you going far?" This year we haven't been more than 5 miles form home mooring! The most regular 'cruise' is 2.1/2 to 3 hours to get water. Coal come to us by boat!

By the way: Not on your nellie comes from Cockney rhyming slang. Nellie is part of Nellie Duff, rhyming slang for 'puff' which, in turn is slang for 'breath'; i.e. life itself. Thus, the whole expression originally meant 'not on your life' from:expressions and saying http://users.tinyonline.co.uk/gswithenbank/sayingsn.htm