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 Neil Wright and his boat Sunseeker.

How long have you been cruising?
30 years

Full-time or weekend warrior?
Weekend Warrior

Is your boat a Narrowboat or Widebeam?
Narrowboat

How did you choose what type of boat to go for?
Access to the entire system

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

What do you like most about it, or what do you like most about continuous cruising?
Nature, eating out, peace and quiet, lovely views, relaxation, no stress, lots of diversity.

Favourite cruising routes?
Staffs and Worcester, River Severn, River Avon, back to Birmingham and then on to Great Hayward by various routes.

What drew you to this lifestyle?
A holiday on the canals many years ago.

What do you wish you knew beforehand?
Not really sure

Something you can’t live without on your boat?
The fire and TV

What do you love most about life on the water?
The freedom I feel it gives me

Any particularly memorable moments or mishaps?
The cat fell in on the Hatton Flight and my wife jumped in after him but all was well.

Tips for any new boat owners?
Relax, take it easy, don’t be too precious about it all

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