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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 Al Jones and his boat Lady Jo.

What is the name of your boat? If there is a story behind the name we would love to hear it...
Lady Jo, renamed after my dear late wife who died 4 years ago, her inheritance enabled me to buy it, so a fitting tribute was the change of name

How long have you been cruising?
2 and a half years

Full-time or weekend warrior?
Full

Is your boat a Narrowboat or Widebeam?
Narrowboat

How did you choose what type of boat to go for?
Price

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

What do you like most about it, or what do you like most about continuous cruising?
Love the comradery and friendly community.

Favourite cruising routes?
Stort

What drew you to this lifestyle?
Needed affordable living

What do you wish you knew beforehand?
Spiders

Something you can’t live without on your boat?
Electric blanket

What do you love most about life on the water?
Wildlife, nature, close proximity to beautiful walks

Any particularly memorable moments or mishaps?
Buying my second boat, I now have two

Tips for any new boat owners?
Ask experienced boaters about pros and cons

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