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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 Clare and her boat Avalon.

    How long have you been cruising?
    6 years

    Full-time or weekend warrior?
    Full time

    Is your boat a Narrowboat or Widebeam?

    How did you choose what type of boat to go for?
    Just looked around and chose the one I liked and could afford

    Do you stay at a marina, if so which one?
    Not now but I did stay at Saul Junction Marina

    What do you like most about it, or what do you like most about continuous cruising?
    I like the marina as it is well organized and friendly, I like cruising too

    Favourite cruising routes?
    G and S Canal

    What drew you to this lifestyle?
    Off grid lifestyle and affordable, being in nature

    What do you wish you knew beforehand?
    Living off grid

    Something you can’t live without on your boat?

    What do you love most about life on the water?
    Being in nature

    Any particularly memorable moments or mishaps?
    Fishing my dogs out of the canal many times

    Tips for any new boat owners?
    Make lots of friends they can be a real life line

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