Welcome to our little space on the internet where we share our adventures, our alternative lifestyle living aboard a narrowboat and our thoughts on life in general.
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Our blog is not just about pottering up and down the canal network, it’s about a whole host of things from the in’s and out’s of life in a confined space all the way through to our adventures away from Hannah the Narrowboat and our views on life in general. We don’t expect everyone to agree with our views but hey, life would be pretty mundane if everyone agreed! We hope you enjoy a little peek inside our world.
It's something that has confounded me for a long time now and I honestly can't fathom it. When I talk to other boaters face to face I find the vast majority of them to be friendly and helpful. Most seem to have a very similar outlook on life as I do and in general...
177 days ago just after lockdown we deceided to create a Facebook group for those of us that moor at the marina and were here for the duration. Initially we had a Whatsapp group but that fast turned into a place where people were just moaning and scaring the shite out...
Myself (Paul) and my wife (Lee) are very lucky. We may not have grand wealth, a big house in the country or drive around in flashy cars but we do have something very special indeed. We have a narrowboat called Hannah that we live aboard with our cheeky little Jack Russell terrier called Hector. Hannah is not a shiny show boat that we polish every week and she is most certainly no spring chicken. Hannah is a cosy, most wonderful home that we can take anywhere around the beautiful canal network of Great Britain. Hannah is a place of tranquillity away from what most people call a ‘normal’ life.
Contrary to what you may be thinking, we are not pensioners enjoying our retirement years, we are in fact middle aged working professionals who do not believe that life is all about living in the ‘rat race’. I work as a freelance graphic designer and my fair lady is a mobile hairdresser who unfortunately had to close her own salon in Dunstable due to the lockdown.
For now, we are not continuous cruisers and probably will not do so for a few years due to present circumstances but we do have a most wonderful mooring spot and the people around us are what we would consider to be very good friends.
We are probably one of the slowest boats on the canal as we really don’t see the point of seeing how far we can get, we feel it’s more about the journey and what we see rather than the miles covered. We are more than happy just pottering along for a few miles and then mooring up for a few days just to get away from it all and to enjoy the countryside and the wildlife that it brings.