Posted 18th Aug 2016
"I am nearly five and this is my first day at the canal. We are looking for boats! The water is very deep. I think that the water is 100 metres deep and that there are 26 miles of canals in England. Fish and octopuses live in the canals too. I counted so many boats with my sister Charlotte, 23, 24, 25 boats and if people don’t tie up the boats, they float to the edge of the world.
Next time I come I want to go on a canal boat, I think they can go 20 miles fast. I met a man who lives on a boat and he has everything that I have in my house. He has a toilet, a bed, a kitchen, a TV, a fridge with milk and cheese in it and he even has a place for books. He doesn’t have a slide though. I have a slide in my garden.
Then I helped push a lock gate really hard, the boat came in and it filled up really quickly like my bath. The canals are very old, older than my mummy. 2,000 years old I think. I had a great day today at the canal and the best thing about it was the bridges!"
Image and text courtesy of the Canal & River Trust