Cruising The Cut or Whatever THAT is????

English is a funny language. German is as well but you never realize the strange expressions your mother tongue has unless you leave the country and live abroad where they speak something else. I learned that when I went to Germany with my English-speaking German-learning ex who couldn’t stop laughing about many things in the German language.

Well, according to the River and Canal Trust “The Cut” is a boater’s expression for canals because they were literally cut out of the landscape. I looked pretty stumped when I first heard about “Cruising the Cut ” (this link leads to Davids’s homepage) which is a very informative and versatile YouTube channel about anything narrowboat.

No matter if you want to learn about how to get internet as a continuous cruiser, how the canals are maintained, or see an exciting crossing over “The Wash” in a narrowboat you can find it at David’s channel. We weren’t particularly impressed with his presentation style at first but when we found out that our niece is a huge fan we had a second look and got drawn in.

I share with you a video of one of his cruises at the end of 2019. If you check out his channel he also has videos that simply show where he cruises without comments. That can be very calming if you are into this sort of thing.

(Please, follow the link underneath the video if it does not play on the blog. It leads to the video’s YouTube location)

video credit: David @ Cruising The Cut via YouTube

I hope you enjoy his videos as much as we do now 🙂


Please stay safe, stay kind, and remember you rock!

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