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Join Me In My Beautiful Floating Home For A Narrowboat Training And Experience Day... And Learn All About The Live-Aboard Lifestyle
Enjoy a full day's cruise on the tranquil canals of rural Warwickshire where you'll learn how to handle a narrowboat either as part of a crew or on your own. Find out what narrowboat style and what specification will suit you best. Discover what type of mooring you'll need for your own boat and where to find it.
I moved onto my first narrowboat on a cold and frosty morning in April 2010. I knew nothing about the boats or the liveaboard lifestyle. The way everything worked or, as was more often the case, the way things didn't work, was a mystery to me. It all differed so much from the life I was used to in my luxurious bricks and mortar home.
Unlike you, I didn't make a conscious decision to buy a boat. It was a bit of an accident really, forced on me by the need to quickly find somewhere to live when my marriage failed. My marriage failed partly because my business failed, so I was in a mess both financially and emotionally.
I moved onto a semi-derelict boat at the marina where I had started working part-time a few months earlier. I didn't particularly want to move onto a boat, but it was somewhere cheap for me to stay while I sorted my life out.
Five years later I was still on the same boat, although you wouldn't recognise it. I needed to spend an enormous amount of money to get it from its dilapidated state to a very comfortable floating home. Not only was the boat very comfortable to live on but it was also very well equipped to stay... READ MORE...
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