Not sure the grammar of the title is correct but hey ho.... Why do we go boating might be more correct.
Can't recall who's blog it was that got me thinking why I have a boat, but I reflected on what aspect of boating ticked my box.
I am not an engineer so the oily bit it is not
I am not a historian or particularly interested in history so the history of the cut is not it
I am not an evangelist for restoring canals either (but I appreciate the work that goes into this)
My boat is not an old working boat restored or even a new boat built to look like an old boat
I do not dress up like a boatman of the 18th Century
I do it because it enables me to meet people and visit my country see my country see the industry go fishing drink beer and wine but above all I relax on my boat. I don't even have to move it to feel good about it. The fact I am able to spend close quality time with Rachel, working as a team depending on each other for living is fantastic
Unrelated but an significant factor is I like the feeling of being independent of the expectations of society..... sounds daft but the fact we could cut and run no debt some money in the bank no job to give me anxiety is a real factor in why I enjoy my boat.
what about you ?
Up to Llangollen Basin
11 hours ago