Markio wrote:Don't forget the horse-drawn boats. It was a commonly used mode of transportation for goods and people in Victorian times .
I don't think it was the first choice for a gentleman however.
There's an excellent and thoroughly researched chapter on canal-boat travel in C.S. Forester's Hornblower and the Atropos. For those who don't mind a little Hearts of Oak in the recreational reading, and who might harbor hidden desires to say arrrrrrrrrr or "I'll have a spring on the cable, Mr. Bush."