Learn about life afloat the easy way

Life on a narrowboat can be as peaceful as it is idyllic BUT you need to understand the pros, cons, highs, lows, and day to day logistics in living on England's inland waterways. Let me help you find out all you need to know before you commit to what could be a very expensive mistake.

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Paul Smith

After six and a half years living on a narrowboat on England's inland waterways, Paul and his wife Cynthia wandered Europe by motorhome during the winter, and on the Dutch and French waterways in the warmer months on their 35' Dutch motor cruiser. However, the pull of England's muddy ditches proved too much for them. Now they're back where they belong, constantly stuck in mud in a beautiful traditional narrowboat.

  • Pengalanty Sunday,10 June, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    My link went straight to this comment section Paul, so it’s working OK for me!

  • R Dawson Monday,11 June, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Just a quick note to test my link to the forum and thank you for all the hard work and energy you put into running this site. My husband and I are planning to buy a narrow boat when we retire and continuous cruise for 6-8 months of the year, so the information on your site is invaluable in helping us plan for this exciting, but rather scary, period of our lives. I love the chat, the information and the enthusiasm of your site and I wanted you to know that your hard work is appreciated.

    Ros Dawson

  • joan darragh Wednesday,20 June, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    My link also went straight to this section, I must say thanks Paul for all your time and enthusiam in creating and running this site, as Ros says it is invaluable in helping us to prepare for the time when we become liveaboards hopefully this year.

  • lindylou Sunday,24 June, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Link worked for me. I find the site invaluable,just bought our boat and soon as we havesold our home plan to be continous cruisers for a couple of years. This site has helped us so much.

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