Search Properties for Sale

    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 Jo Johnson-Marshall and her boat Moonstone.

    How long have you been cruising?
    9 years

    Full-time or weekend warrior?
    Full time sometimes

    Is your boat a Narrowboat or Widebeam?
    Narrowboat

    How did you choose what type of boat to go for?
    I love traditional and wanted it narrow to be able to use canals up North

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

    What do you like most about it, or what do you like most about continuous cruising?
    Freedom, fresh-air, friendship

    Favourite cruising routes?
    Northampton to London

    What drew you to this lifestyle?
    Necessity

    What do you wish you knew beforehand?
    How expensive the upkeep is

    Something you can’t live without on your boat?
    Radio / wifi

    What do you love most about life on the water?
    Feeling of being close to nature

    Any particularly memorable moments or mishaps?
    Cruising in the dark whilst tired, big mistake. I fell in and no-one was around to help me out

    Tips for any new boat owners?
    Secure your berth before buying. Get a survey done before buying

    Leave a Comment
    Follow Us
    What's New?
    Lee Valley Ice Centre Funding to be Safeguarded by Council
    Great news for the Lee Valley area as the local council agrees to funding to safeguard the Lee Valley Ice Centre rebuilding project.
    UK Holiday Home Mortgage Availability Doubles in 2021 | Roydon Marina Village
    Getting a mortgage for your UK holiday home could be easier than you think as mortgage availability doubles in 2021.