We can't lie. Some mornings when we get up it is really cold, but when the multi-fuel stove is lit it takes no time to warm up. We gather as much fallen wood from the canal-side as we can to save on fuel costs.
Some days in the height of summer life on-board can get unbearably hot but we try and find shade under trees and sit outside with a cool drink and a good book.
We try to have as much correspondence sent as emails. Occasionally we have to have physical mail which we have sent to relatives. Parcels can be picked up in most towns through 'click and collect' system at shops or post offices.
There are no links to Scotland's waterways so we would have to have our boat lifted out of the water and transported by road to a suitable location.
In England and Wales the Canal and River Trust run the majority of the waterways. They are a charitable organisation and do a fabulous job with decreasing governmental funding.
Archie is the spaniel and Jess is our little terrier. Both are rescue dogs.
About 3-4 feet, 1-1.5M. ish
We met working our community (allotment) gardens swapping plants and sharing chicken duties.
We pay a monthly charge to 'Three' and a gadget picks up 4g signal and converts to wi-fi. Don't ask how ha ha.
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For the first time in over thirty years neither of us own a property. And the more we do not, the more free we feel.
We love not being burdened by the costs of running a car and walk or bus to get our food shopping.
When we visit family we rent cars for a few days.
You are required to pay and license your boat (about £900 per annum for our 50ft boat) but anyone can buy a boat insure and license it and cruise the canal system at their will.
There are various organisations which offer helmsman training but we have never taken such a course.