It is said that every trip must have a purpose. Whilst, when it comes to narrowboating I would not always agree, in this case, our current trip does infact have a purpose.
To begin my story we need to go back a couple of months when, for no particular reason I decided to learn to play the bass guitar.
Rather than dive in and buy one I decided to see if I could borrow a bass so that I could give it a go. And sure enough, someone was kind enough to oblige.
The only issue was that it had too many strings! All the lessons I can find on line, bass, tabs etc are all for a normal 4 sting instrument, but the one I borrowed had 5!
Not a problem I thought, a 5 string Bass is just a 4 with an extra string (B if you are interested), so I can just ignore the 5th sting and use it like a normal bass. This was fine, but the probelem was learning an instrument is hard enough without having to negotiate unused strings. My so, solution was to remove the offending string!
“So what does all this have to do with the purpose of a narrowboat trip” I hear you ask. Well let me tell you.
We had decided that this years big trip would be to Worcester. I also thought that if I am serious about learning to play the bass, I should at least learn on one with the correct number of strings.
As Worcester has a number of music shops, I thought I would combine the two decisions, and head to Worcester to buy a Guitar.
Hence the trip with a purpose.
So watch this space, and I will keep you up to date with how the trip and the Guitar playing go!