This is a new series I've started on the blog - a chance to meet some of the diverse bunch of people who live on boats on the canals and rivers. I've asked them all to answer a few questions about themselves and their life afloat!
Mort is a friend of ours, and she has a blog at www.mortimerbones.blogspot.com
Mort, 38, Research Scientist
How did you end up living afloat?
My friend, who lived on a narrowboat, went off to Africa as a Voluntary Service Officer and asked whether I would like to look after his boat while he was away for two years. Unbeknown to him I needed somewhere to live so I moved on board. By the time he came home I couldn’t quite come to terms with moving back into the stationary world of the land so I purchased my own boat.
What is your favourite thing about living afloat?
The water is a great place for a tired and weary mind.
And your least favourite?
Other people running generators for hours on end
Has living on a boat changed you at all?
I am not sure anything changes us, it just helps us become who we were meant to be. (I love this - I think I was always meant to be a boater too! - Amy)
If you'd like to be involved, do get in touch using one of these methods below. I'd love to feature you and your boat!
Charity Dock, Bedworth to Hartshill Yard.
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