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    Graham Holder & “Thistledown”

    Life on the Waterways

    A few weeks ago 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 Graham Holder and his boat Thistledown.

    How long have you been cruising?
    11 years

    Full-time or weekend warrior?

    Is your boat a Narrowboat or Widebeam?

    How did you choose what type of boat to go for?
    Just fell for it.

    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?
    Peace and quiet, wildlife, history and nice people

    Favourite cruising routes?

    What drew you to this lifestyle?

    What do you wish you knew beforehand?
    I like learning everything new

    Something you can’t live without on your boat?
    The Squirrel!

    What do you love most about life on the water?
    Wildlife. Countryside. History. Serenity. Community

    Any particularly memorable moments or mishaps?
    Everyday is a new adventure often a mishap but most things can be fixed

    Tips for any new boat owners?
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