We all need a little time to ourselves now and again, and the canal is a great place to get away from it all.
Most of us live within 5 miles of a canal, and there is parking available near most bridges, so the canals are easily accessible.
These pictures show ordinary people doing the ordinary things that help them to unwind after a hard day, week or lifetime at work.
By the way, many of the picture captions come from songs or poems. Can you spot them?