During the summer of 2010, being still narrowboaters, we cruised up and down the UK’s Kennet & Avon Canal, including large parts of both rivers, inevitably visiting the lovely city of Bath as well as Bristol’s floating harbour. One of the harbour’s attractions is without any doubt a visit to Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isambard_Kingdom_Brunel) SS Great Britain. As our grandsons were to arrive within days we waited for them and, after arriving, let them make a choice about where to go. They preferred a visit to Weston-super-Mare, its aquarium, a donkey ride on the beach and other attractions. Of course we have let them have it their way. So that year all we saw of the ship was the view of its front from where we were moored, across the harbour – as the picture shows. The wooden ship in front is named ‘The Matthew’, by the way. Would we ever have the opportunity to put things right…??