A New way to Travel

canal travel
@Ronrybs (7301)
London, England
April 6, 2016 7:14am CST
I haven't seen this before. Walking back from the shops, I spotted this chap working his way along the canal, rather slowly. This way of getting around must be more suited to California or Florida than England, on an early Spring day. Still, going everywhere by cycle and foot seems a bit more normal! What do they call those things, pretty sure it isn't a surfboard, nor is it a boat.
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@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
6 Apr 16
He was going nowhere in particular, i feel he was just having fun.
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@Ronrybs (7301)
• London, England
6 Apr 16
Could be, but he was putting in a lot of effort to get nowhere fast and it was a bit chilly
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@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
6 Apr 16
@Ronrybs when im doing something for fun,im in no hurry to get anywhere
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@jaboUK (53541)
• United Kingdom
6 Apr 16
He must be doing that just for fun as he could probably walk quicker.
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@Ronrybs (7301)
• London, England
6 Apr 16
Must be, it was not fast at all!
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@JohnRoberts (54415)
• Los Angeles, California
6 Apr 16
It looks like it may be a waterboard.
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@Ronrybs (7301)
• London, England
6 Apr 16
I thought that, but wasn't at all sure
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• United States
6 Apr 16
Have never seen this mode of travel Ron. Great you got a shot of it though.
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@Ronrybs (7301)
• London, England
6 Apr 16
I am sure it is more suited to sunnier climes
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• United States
6 Apr 16
@Ronrybs haha eh yeah lolz
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• United States
7 Apr 16
@Ronrybs Got to give that man credit..doesnt seem very young by the photo either.
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• Preston, England
7 Apr 16
I can imagine me falling off it rather a lot
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@Ronrybs (7301)
• London, England
7 Apr 16
Same here and I am sure it is cold in there!
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• Preston, England
7 Apr 16
@Ronrybs yes, rivers and lakes I can understand but canals are still quite polluted hasn't he heard of Weil's Disease?
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@Ronrybs (7301)
• London, England
7 Apr 16
@arthurchappell I guess not!
@gudheart (12752)
6 Apr 16
LOL that is quite funny! wonder why he chose that form of transport!!!
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@Ronrybs (7301)
• London, England
6 Apr 16
Certainly keeps him fit, but fast it ain't
@LadyDuck (152348)
• Switzerland
6 Apr 16
I have no idea what this flat thing is called, but it looks interesting.
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@Ronrybs (7301)
• London, England
6 Apr 16
Only problem is that it is a slow way to travel
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@toniganzon (49185)
• Philippines
6 Apr 16
Yeah that looks like a surfboard. I prefer cycling, I love my road bike and I also love my mountain bike. That person looks a bit weird to be paddling on a surfboard. But to each his own. I know someone from England who would travel around in her longboard, not surfboard.
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@Ronrybs (7301)
• London, England
6 Apr 16
I can think of more comfortable ways to travel around the world!
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@toniganzon (49185)
• Philippines
6 Apr 16
@Ronrybs me too! Wouldn't mind a jet plane
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@Ronrybs (7301)
• London, England
6 Apr 16
@toniganzon Works for me!
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@Platespinner (16512)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
9 Apr 16
It looks like a paddle board, we saw a lot of folks using them last summer. It seems to be the latest water sport craze.
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@Ronrybs (7301)
• London, England
9 Apr 16
All these water sports pass me by. I am guessing it is a bit warmer where you saw them, even so I am not sure I'd be paddling on a canal. The water is a bit iffy!
@KuznVinny (774)
• United States
7 Apr 16
My wife says it is called a "boogie board" in this country. I say it should be called "dumb."
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@Ronrybs (7301)
• London, England
7 Apr 16
Not how I would choose to travel and certainly not in March
@teamfreak16 (40916)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 Apr 16
It looks like a paddle board.
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@Ronrybs (7301)
• London, England
6 Apr 16
That sounds a good name and describes what he was up to
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@marlina (72723)
• Canada
6 Apr 16
I don't know the name of that board either.
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@Ronrybs (7301)
• London, England
6 Apr 16
I think @JohnRoberts has got it, a waterboard
@Hannihar (33073)
4 Mar
I was going to ask you what that is he is standing on.
@cherriefic (4615)
• Baguio, Philippines
7 Apr 16
It's a cool idea.
@DianneN (76157)
• United States
7 Apr 16
That is quite unusual. You will never see me doing that!