Trad Boat

I often get annoyed by boaters who say, oh I have a trad boat. To which I say, oh is made entirely of wood and pulled by a horse, you must be proud. Most of our boats are facsimiles, confections with a nod to a bygone age . . . this age:

What’s this rope going over our boat? And is that a horse?
Yep, it’s a horse drawn boat
And back they come
The horse is Cracker and the dog is Raymond
A marvellous site. I marvelled too at how they used giant wooden hooks to lift the tow rope over the boat – avoiding aerials and the weather station.