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    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?

    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?

    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

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