... that is those of you who are fronting it out on the cut. I was down at my boat the other night and spoke to a couple of the live-a-boards on our moorings. Their current best friend is their wheelbarrow. Moving water, gas diesel, wood, coal, food. Some of them are moored quite a way down from the locks and the cars so it is a real journey. They are getting through their fuel of choice at an alarming rate, one boater has used all but 7 of his 30 winter coal bags.
One of the real hardy boaters is still fitting out her boat whilst living aboard and it was -2c with the fire lit.
Interesting how this will affect the perception of living on the cut, three links to show the feelings and impacts...
Then there will be those boaters who will return to their boats in the spring to what level of damage... cost, inconvenience and time to repair will no doubt also impact on their resolve to stay on the cut.
For me its a challenge and I'd love to spend more time aboard. For sure I will be there over Christmas with my wheelbarrow !
(edited to add another casualty)
Up to Llangollen Basin
11 hours ago