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 Martin Bunce and his boat Maximies.

How long have you been cruising?
11 years

Full-time or weekend warrior?
Bank holiday warrior

Is your boat a Narrowboat or Widebeam?
Narrowboat

How did you choose what type of boat to go for?
I had the opportunity to design my own boat but also dictated by budget

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

What do you like most about it, or what do you like most about continuous cruising?
I'm not a CC

Favourite cruising routes?
Gloucester & Sharpness canal

What drew you to this lifestyle?
I had the opportunity to design my own narrowboat

What do you wish you knew beforehand?
How much birds can poo!

Something you can’t live without on your boat?
A hull!

What do you love most about life on the water?
Sunsets, being surrounded by nature

Any particularly memorable moments or mishaps?
Overflowing toilet for all the wrong memories.

Tips for any new boat owners?
Hire a boat in winter, run out of water, gas and coal. If you still enjoy it, boating is for you

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