A lot of people think that us folk that sit in our metal boxes floating in a ditch are nuts. This blog sets out to dispel that opinion and show these brick box dwellers what they are missing out on – perhaps once they have perused this site they may in fact, begin to think that it is indeed them that are nuts!

This is a new effort for 2017, we had a blog before but decided it was time to start afresh and try and be a bit more organised this time! We share our thoughts, our video’s, our pictures and anything else we feel like sharing which we hope will show just how wonderful the canal network is and how much fun it can be to float in a ditch. Of course we will show the bad too if we ever experience it!

The latest 3 posts are below this section but if you want to see the blog proper then hit the blog up above in the navigation.

We are glad you could make it and please feel free to ask questions, give us advise or simply sit back and enjoy the ride.



It will probably be me that posts everything up here as the lady of the boat tends to prefer knitting to technology! My name is Paul Massey and my good lady is called Lee and we spend a lot of time aboard our 45ft narrowboat called Hannah along with our aging 15 year old Jack Russell called Buddie Weiser Woodgnome the First who has been boating with us throughout her life. Our home mooring is at Gayton Marina in Northamptonshire and we are both under 50 years old (although I am almost there) which is deemed as quite young in narrowboating terms! I am a graphic artist and musician by trade and am very lucky that I can work from the boat most of the time so long as I have internet access. Lee has her own hair salon in Dunstable called ‘Studio 55’ but one day I will persuade her to sell up and ply her trade on the canal network! Buddie Weiser Woodgnome is a professional bed tester.


You can contact us via Twitter @HannahtheNB or simply click the social network buttons at the bottom of the page. We would rather not put our email address up on the blog as we will just be plagued by spam. If you have something you want to say to us then by all means message us on Twitter and I will be happy to share the email address with you.