Daily Prompt: Doubt


If I’d realised that access to the towpath was closed off to all but private residents moored along the canal-side, I doubt if I’d have planned to enjoy an exploratory walk along London’s ‘Little Venice’ this afternoon. Apart from the little yellow-fronted boat, which was moored beyond the gate across the towpath, I was sadly unable to get up-close-and-personal to any of the other boats.

Instead I made the best of a bad job and walked along the road on either side, feeling somewhat imprisoned behind the black iron railings. I did still enjoy my wandering walk today, but not quite in the way I’d hoped… so I’m glad I went, but I doubt if I’ll go back. πŸ™‚

Daily Prompt: Doubt


6 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Doubt

  1. Marie March 3, 2017 / 8:01 am

    Question from an uninformed American: What is the difference between a footpath and a towpath. I think I know know, based on the spelling, because I used to think it was a toepath. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    • Ruth March 3, 2017 / 8:55 am

      Before the working canal boats had engines, they used to be towed along the water by horses on long ropes walking along the bank, so the towpath always necessarily follows directly along the waterside. A footpath is just a word for any pedestrian only path (no vehicles allowed) πŸ™‚

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  2. BeckyB March 3, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    Oh that seems so unfair……maybe an excuse though to take a trip on the canal instead one day?!

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