Thursday, 1 May 2014

Two Doubting Thomases

As we went up the Grand Union near the start of our Easter cruise we were surprised to see a boat called Doubting Thomas in the Nether Heyford area. Could a boat really be called that?

We shouldn't have doubted. A little further on was this boat.

Also called Doubting Thomas.

[Poor Thomas is stuck with the "doubting" tag, wanting solid proof of Jesus's resurrection, even though he believed just one week later.]

We looked out for the third one, but didn't see it(!)

7 comments:

Val Poore said...

What a coincidence that you should have seen two of them!

Adam said...

The first one has that as their permanent offside mooring. The second one used to be a couple of boats along from us as Brinklow Marina. The owner, who was one of the harbour masters died, and the boat was sold at Braunston.

Anonymous said...

I passed them last weekend and I thought it was a curious choice of name - then there was another one! Is it a biblical reference or are the owners called Thomas and there's a story there....

Who knows? Maybe we can send Adam and his journalistic skills to find out :-)

Sue, nb Indigo Dream

Halfie said...

Adam: What was the name of the harbourmaster who died?

Sarah said...

According to the OUP style guide of course, it should be Jesus' resurrection...

Halfie said...

Hmm. I have to disagree with the OUP, then. It's only a guide anyway.

Adam said...

Doubting Thomas at Brinklow was owned by Keith. Not Thomas!