ever considered a holiday on a narrow boat or even owning one?
Do you want to know what draws so many people to narrow boating, then let’s take a look
at why this past time is so appealing.
network is something that all ages can enjoy. It’s a great pastime for
families and is something you can also share with your friends.
If you enjoy
the great outdoors, getting close to nature, fishing, and reading or just
relaxing these are all things you can enjoy when you are out on your boat. In fact
you can enjoy doing all the things you do at home too.
Cruising is a good form exercise
Taking up a
new hobby to get fit such as joining a gym can at times become monotonous, and
you can feel like giving up after a few weeks. But if you choose something as
interesting as boating you will not only have great days out on the water, but
will be getting your exercise at the same time.
narrowboat requires a certain about of physical activity, from operating the
locks, mooring up, fetching and carrying supplies, polishing the brass and
keeping your vessel in general tip top condition. So from the moment you arrive
at your boat you are keeping physically fit without thinking about it and not a
piece of lycra in sight!
your narrowboat will also require you to stay alert and focused so this will
give your mental faculties the exercise it needs to stay active.
Boating provides convenience
great thing about boating is that you don’t have to go cruising every time you visit
your boat; instead you can just enjoy being on board at your mooring
spot and enjoy your surroundings.
Boating allows quality time
cruising with friends and family is an ideal way to spend quality time with
your loved ones. Everyone on board can be involved in the journey and it’s a
great time to gather on the stern catching up with all the news.
enables you to give your kids tasks to carry out on the journey, depending on
their age and capability this will keep them entertained and give them a sense of
purpose, which can only be positive for their development.
They will love
being involved and helping out. I doubt you will hear them saying “Are we
nearly there yet!” on your cruise.
A great stress-buster
world we are under a huge amount of pressure from work commitments, school
runs, shopping, housework and general day to day stuff that can build up and cause
stress without us even realising it.
use of your leisure time down on your narrowboat can help ease the stress of
day to day challenges. Cruising the canal system free from your troubles can
help to relax and de-stress you.
Boating helps build confidence
narrowboat isn’t difficult to learn. You can go on a course to learn the basic
skills, or if you buy a narrowboat the brokerage company will show you the
basics when they do the hand over (note – not all brokerage companies
offer this service). By going on a course you can build confidence and prepare for situations that may occur whilst boating, like using a lock!
Boating is fun
are single handed or taking a crew with you, boating is great
fun! No matter what the weather a days cruising is an enjoyable experience.
You are in charge, the journey is yours to enjoy stop whenever you want to enjoy
the view and carry on at your own pace.
Life is slow on the canal, but that
doesn’t mean it isn’t fun!
So what are
you waiting for? Buy a narrow boat and enjoy every moment of it!