The journey home part 1

During the lock process, I was in charge of narrowboat manoeuvring! Terrified doesn’t even come close to how I was feeling. My job was to get us to the lock landing, wait for the lock to be set ready, move the narrowboat into the lock, move out of the lock and collect passengers without killing them…

The Survey

Hey everyone! Following on from our last blog post, we now take you to our survey day! This was just over a week on from our test-drive. By this point, we had put our deposit down and paid up-front for our survey to be done. Unfortunately Adam couldn’t take the day off work, so it…

The Test run…

I think by this point, the narrowboat dream was starting to sink in and that we were buying one. A lot of emotions were running through me, I couldn’t sleep the night before as I was too excited, nervous, terrified, anxious, joyous and more. 

He took us onto the narrowboat, started the engine, helped us untie her and explained what to do with the ropes. Once we were moving slowly, he was demonstrating how she moved with the tiller, how we ‘break’ (hit reverse), how to do tight corners.

How it all began…

I was absolutely against it for a variety of reasons, work, family and my imagination running riot thinking about living in such a small cramped space. I was extremely closed minded about the idea and always shot it down when it was mentioned.