Originally Posted by Fenlander
I must be impatient but I find any river very much second rate for a SIB or similar after the sea... can't be bothered with locks at all.
Rivers are OK though in a proper river boat with a quiet engine, cooker, beds and a sitting room... or a canoe.
It depends where you are - the waters around Bristol are beautiful, once you hit the canals it does get a little boring until Netham Lock, after which its very scenic, or so I'm told!
I just wish the speed limit wasn't so low - I can understand when you're passing other boats, moored or otherwise, but 4 knots seems ridiculously slow when in a small boat which doesn't cause as much wake as a larger boat.