Conqueror is one of the longer canal boats plying the UK canal network. She is syndicate-owned and I met Martin, Sue, Matthew and Di during one of their stints aboard. The location was Stratford-Upon-Avon, having just left the River Avon to join the Stratford-on-Avon Canal. Here was an opportunity to witness the teamwork involved in navigating a large vessel through a lock, smartly executed on this occasion. I was struck by the well-being expressed by the participants, a natural empathy for time spent on the water.
What the boat means to Martin, Sue, Matthew and Di.