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Life on the Waterways

We asked for your help with filling out a questionnaire in which our moorers and visitors could detail life on our beautiful waterways.

From real life moments on the water to tips for new boat owners we received so many amazing responses that we know will provide a brilliant insight into this amazing lifestyle to our followers.

This week we hear about life on the water from Barry Frost and his boat Snowgoose.

How long have you been cruising?
1 year

Full-time or weekend warrior?
Live aboard on the marina currently

Is your boat a Narrowboat or Widebeam?

How did you choose what type of boat to go for?
I needed a boat in a hurry, it chose me!

Do you stay at a marina, if so which one?

What do you like most about it, or what do you like most about continuous cruising?
Scenery, peace and quiet

Favourite cruising routes?
Stayed pretty local so far

What drew you to this lifestyle?
Peace and tranquillity. Safe space to recover from addiction to alcohol

What do you wish you knew beforehand?
How much work the boat needed

Something you can’t live without on your boat?
A side hatch to fish out of

What do you love most about life on the water?
Peace and quiet. Lack of stress. Safe space for me

Any particularly memorable moments or mishaps?
Chaos on E jetty last summer

Tips for any new boat owners?
Don't rush into it, take your time to find the boat to fit your budget

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