Tag: living afloat

A year of boating in a single post

The previous article I added on here was written on the 29th January, at the end of my first day of boating this year. I’m typing this on 26th December, at the end of (probably) the last day of boating this year.

Off we go again – I wonder where to…

After assorted challenges, I’ve finally been back on the move this weekend, but with no firm plan beyond where I wanted to end up today.

My boating year – dodging the stoppages

This final part of my review of 2022 boating, I explore a bit of canal I’ve never seen before, fail to get to my favourite waterway and end up on very familiar territory

My boating year – back on the move

In this fourth section of my review of 2022 boating adventures, I am finally ready to head north from my temporary marina mooring. Shortages of water over the summer had led to unprecedented closures of several canals, with talk of more to follow.

My boating year – finally in London

“Such fun this boating lark. Turns out I have tendon damage after what I thought was a trivial slip in Warwick a fortnight ago”
This was my post on Facebook on the evening of 16th May.

My boating year – Warwick to Apsley

In this second part of my review of last year’s boating (mis)adventures, things go wrong pretty much straight away and it slowly dawns that anything vaguely resembling a plan is going out of the window.

My boating year – 2022 (Part One)

As the new calendar year starts, my 22nd year on Bream has just come to a close. I thought it might be interesting to summarise what has been … Read more

21st December 1999 – the journey begins

On the morning of 21st December 1999, the shortest day of the year, I was at Glasson Dock, near Lancaster, to watch NB Bream lifted out of the … Read more

Is it cold in winter… and other stories

That and toilets really. Those are the things people ask about first when they find out you live on a boat. I’ve long had a stock (and true) … Read more