The Narrowboat Guide

The Narrowboat Guide

This book discusses those choices, taking into consideration the various boating profiles.

Author: Tony Jones

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408188033

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

View: 257

The UK has over 1000 miles of navigable canals and rivers which are home to an estimated over 70,000 boats. To the untrained eye canal boats can look much the same, but there are some very important distinctions and a new buyer has some very important choices to make. This book discusses those choices, taking into consideration the various boating profiles. From those choosing to live on board permanently, to constant cruisers, and weekend boaters to fair-weather cruisers, each will require a different type of boat if they are to fully enjoy their new vessel. The book covers finding and buying a boat, the legalities of purchase, the different features and utilities, finding a mooring, boating health and safety, the cost of boating, boat maintenance, boating etiquette and many other frequently asked questions.
Categories: Transportation

The Liveaboard Guide

The Liveaboard Guide

Narrowboat Users Group – 8,900 members Useful advice and support from
fellow boaters. The Friendly Narrowboat Forum – 8,600 members Extra friendly
useful advice and support from fellow boaters. Narrowboat Network Issues
stoppages ...

Author: Tony Jones

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472963680

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 787

The romantic dream of downsizing, giving up the rat race, and living life at 4mph on the inland waterways is proving more and more attractive. But for tens of thousands of people it is not just a romantic dream but an actual lifestyle. Tony Jones is one of those people. He has lived aboard his 50ft narrowboat for over 14 years and in this very practical book he documents what the liveaboard lifestyle is really like, focusing on the practical issues of day to day living for those who want to know what living on a boat actually entails, to see how to manage it for themselves. Topics covered include: · the pros, cons and costs of a residential mooring · power usage and energy consumption (and how it differs from a house) · how to stay warm - the choice of coal, electric, gas or wood heating · boat loos - the pros and cons, and troubleshooting typical problems · entertainment - TV, radio, internet, DVDs · logistical problems - no postal address, GP access, vehicle access or use This second edition has been comprehensively revised to include updated or new information on costs (moorings, license, insurances etc), license fees for different types of craft, composting toilets and ecological living in general, living aboard in London and other cities (suddenly very popular), postal services, boat stretching, butty boats, and so on, as well as more anecdotes and profile stories about liveaboard life. The aim of this book is to feed people's dreams by showing that every possible problem that could arise when living on a boat has a tried and tested solution. The dream is perfectly possible, and this book is the complete practical guide to achieving it.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Canal Guide

The Canal Guide

The narrowboat Tilbury, loaded with gunpowder and benzol, was one of three
being towed by a steam tug when it exploded as it passed under the bridge,
reducing it to rubble, damaging nearby houses and killing three crew members,
whoes ...

Author: Stuart Fisher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472918543

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 584

This attractive guidebook shows off just how rich our waterways heritage is. Picking out Britain's 50 most beautiful and interesting canals, Stuart Fisher gives a lively background to the history, wildlife, pubs and nearby attractions of each waterway. Each of the 50 chapters also features a map, colour photographs and a handy info box. Through the beautiful cities of London, Bath and Oxford, traversing stunning countryside and national parks, and exploring some of the best Victorian engineering and industry, this book is an inspiring and thoroughly enjoyable read, as well as a perfect resource for anyone thinking about a day out or holiday along Britain's wonderful canals.
Categories: Travel

A Boaters Guide to Boating

A Boaters Guide to Boating

Author: Chris N. Deuchar

Publisher: Chris Deuchar

ISBN: 9780953151202

Category: Boats and boating

Page: 68

View: 585

Categories: Boats and boating

The Green Travel Guide

The Green Travel Guide

In recent years , waterways . co . uk British Waterways , the official body
responsible for more than 2000 miles of canals and river navigations , has
increased its attempts to make the canals more accessible and enjoyable ,
Drifters Narrowboat ...

Author: Greg Neale

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 185383596X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 591

The Green Travel Guide is the travel guide for the future. It tells us how to travel without destroying the very places we want to visit.Written by Greg Neale, environment correspondent for The Sunday Telegraph, it is packed with practical advice for travellers. The second edition includes a whole new section on how to take different kinds of activity holidays, from wildlife watching and conservation to heritage, sports and back-to-the-land holidays. For each of them, detailed tips are given on how to minimise the environmental damage and the social disruption that travel and tourism so often bring. The guide to each area of the world and the listings of award-winning organisations and useful contacts have all been expanded and brought up to date.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Narrowboat Girl

The Narrowboat Girl

She felt oddly lost now, out in the country, without that sinuous line of water to
guide her, to show her where she belonged. 'Today is today,' she said to Joel
suddenly. He looked down at her, not quite sure what she meant. 'No one can
take ...

Author: Annie Murray

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330527903

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 329

The Narrowboat Girl by Annie Murray is the story of a young woman's search for freedom and happiness. Young Maryann Nelson is devastated at the loss of her beloved father. But worse is to come when her mother, Flo, sees an opportunity to better herself and her family in a marriage to the local undertaker, Norman Griffin. Though on the surface a caring family man, Norman is not at all what he seems, as Maryann and her sister Sal soon discover. Unable to turn to their unsympathetic mother for support, the girls are left alone with their harrowing secret. But for Sal it is too much to bear . . . The chance of a new life opens up for Maryann when she befriends Joel Bartholomew. Aboard his narrowboat, the Esther Jane, she finds herself falling in love with life on the canal as she is swept away from Birmingham and all her worries. Until Joel's feelings for Maryann begin to change, awakening all the old nightmares that she had thought were long buried, and in panic and confusion she takes flight . . . The Narrowboat Girl is followed by sequel, Water Gypsies.
Categories: Fiction

Narrowboat Life

Narrowboat Life

This revised edition of Narrowboat Life features new and expanded sections on ecological living on the waterways – recycling, upcycling and living green – and living aboard in cities versus living on-land, as well as new profiles of ...

Author: Jim Batty

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472963635

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 960

'A colourful and comprehensive guide to life on the waterways. Practical, pretty and accessible, it's charmingly designed while providing excellent advice.' BBC Countryfile Magazine Full-time life on a narrowboat is a novelty for so many of us, and is endlessly fascinating. How do people downsize their lives and belongings into what looks like a large, crayon-coloured floating toy-box? Narrowboat Life answers all the questions we've wanted to ask about the ins and outs of liveaboard life on the inland waterways. The book is filled with beautiful, enthralling photography of the waterways themselves, the narrowboats that occupy them and, most importantly, every nook and cranny of their insides. Should you become seduced, the author gives solid hands-on advice about how to make a narrowboat (or widebeam, cruiser or small Dutch barge) your home. Accompanying these absorbing images, the playful and always informative text satisfies our curiosity to know, among other things: · How do you fit all of your stuff into such a restricted space? · How much does a narrowboat cost? · How do you hold down a job if you're always on the move? · Does s/he (the cat, dog, parrot) live on the boat as well? · Is it cold in the winter? This revised edition of Narrowboat Life features new and expanded sections on ecological living on the waterways – recycling, upcycling and living green – and living aboard in cities versus living on-land, as well as new profiles of more beautiful boats.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Waterstone s Guide to Books

Waterstone s Guide to Books

95 THURSTON , E . TEMPLENEW The Flower of Gloster An idyllic journey at the
turn of the century - and a precurser of Rolt ' s ' Narrow Boat ' trip - A classic of
canal literature . Beautifully illustrated with contemporary photographs . A
glimpse ...

Author: Waterstone & Co

Publisher:

ISBN: 0951258982

Category: Books

Page: 1658

View: 867

Categories: Books

The Rough Guide to Britain

The Rough Guide to Britain

In front of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, the manicured lawns of a small
riverside park stretch north as far as Bancroft Basin, where the Stratford Canal
meets the river, and which is usually packed with narrowboats. In the small park
on the ...

Author:

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781409358909

Category: Travel

Page: 1008

View: 784

The new full-colour Rough Guide to Britain is the definitive guide to Rough Guides' home patch. Discover the best of what Britain has to offer, with detailed accounts of the country's world-class attractions, from the British Museum to Edinburgh Castle, aided by crystal-clear maps and plans. Get insider tips on Britain's vital, restless cities, from Bristol to Glasgow, and enjoy the bucolic attractions of its countryside, hiking along its walkers' trails or relaxing on its sometimes spectacular beaches. We also steer you towards all the best places to stay, from boutique hotels to cool campsites, and to eat and drink, from Michelin-starred restaurants and gourmet gastropubs to budget cafés and traditional pubs, giving you clear, balanced reviews for all budgets. You'll find lavish photography and colour maps throughout the guide, too, helping you to make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Britain.
Categories: Travel

The Companion Guide to Venice

The Companion Guide to Venice

Paintings by Carpaccio reveal that the gondola had taken on an individual form
by the late fifteenth century - a long narrow boat with decorated prow and stern
rowed in much the same way as a modern gondola . Such vessels often had their
 ...

Author: Hugh Honour

Publisher: Companion Guides

ISBN: 1900639246

Category: Travel

Page: 299

View: 918

`It offers all that the visitor with a concern for beauty and for leisurely sight-seeing will require.' Financial Times`If ever a guidebook were designed to be read as literature it is Mr Honour's. Even those who know Venice well and love it well will add to their appreciation from this seemingly endless store of information.' Economist
Categories: Travel

The Good Pub Guide 2014

The Good Pub Guide 2014

... bars and tasty food), Star in Sulgrave (creeper-covered former farmhouse with
good beers and popular food) and Narrow Boat at Weedon (next to the Grand
Union Canal, With water-view bedrooms, heated terraces and wide choice of
food).

Author: Alisdair Aird

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448175925

Category: Travel

Page: 1136

View: 853

The 32nd edition of The Good Pub Guide is as invaluable as ever. Organised county by county, its comprehensive yearly updates and countless reader recommendations ensure that only the very best pubs make the grade. Here you will find classic country pubs, town-centre inns, riverside retreats, historic havens and exciting newcomers, plus gastropubs and pubs specialising in malt whisky or own-brew beer. Discover the top pubs in each county for beer, dining and accommodation, and find out the winners of the coveted titles of Pub of the Year and Landlord of the Year. Packed with hidden gems, The Good Pub Guide 2014 provides a wealth of honest, entertaining and indispensable information. Whether you are planning a night out, a weekend away, holidaying in the UK or simply looking for a local pub, Alisdair Aird and Fiona Stapley have it covered.
Categories: Travel

Bailliere s Tasmanian Gazetteer and Road Guide

Bailliere s Tasmanian Gazetteer and Road Guide

It is about 10 miles long from E . to W . , and 6 miles wide from N . to S . , and is
separated from the main land by a narrow boat passage . This island , which has
an area of 24 , 450 acres , is one of the blocks obtained by the V . D . L . Co . ,
from ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433003274465

Category: Tasmania

Page: 228

View: 346

Categories: Tasmania

Pugh s Queensland Almanac Law Calendar Directory and Coast Guide

Pugh s Queensland Almanac  Law Calendar  Directory  and Coast Guide

The passage between Goode and Hammond Islands is blocked up by a network
of reefs having narrow boat passages between . The Nereid rock lies in the
following approximate position :Hammond Rock on with the NE . point of
Hammond ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555072324

Category: Queensland

Page:

View: 451

Categories: Queensland

The Penguin Guide to England and Wales 1991

The Penguin Guide to England and Wales  1991

Pride of place here belongs to the narrowboats , crafts approximately 70 feet long
and 7 feet wide that were once in ... One of the museum's prize exhibits is
Friendship , the last privately owned horsedrawn narrowboat to work on the
system .

Author: Penguin Books

Publisher: Penguin Group

ISBN: 0140199276

Category: England

Page: 544

View: 652

Categories: England

Black s Guide to the Channel Islands

Black s Guide to the Channel Islands

This fringe or wall of rock is , however , broken through at many points , and on a
nearer view the breakwater resolves itself into a chain of rocky islets with very
narrow boat passages between them . They rise out of deep water . All are of ...

Author: David Thomas Ansted

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590089557

Category: Channel Islands

Page: 190

View: 930

Categories: Channel Islands

Black s Guide to the Channel Islands

Black s Guide to the Channel Islands

This fringe or wall of rock is , however , broken through at many points , and ' on a
nearer view the breakwater resolves itself into a chain of rocky islets with very
narrow boat passages between them . They rise out of deep water . All are of ...

Author: Adam and Charles Black (Firm)

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001097386

Category: Channel Islands

Page: 190

View: 627

Categories: Channel Islands

Black s Guide to the Channel Islands

Black s Guide to the Channel Islands

This fringe or wall of rock is , however , broken through at many points , and on a
nearer view the breakwater resolves itself into a chain of rocky islets with very
narrow boat passages between them . They rise out of deep water . All are of ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590089559

Category: Channel Islands

Page: 190

View: 321

Categories: Channel Islands

The Time Out London Guide

The Time Out London Guide

Further upstream , narrow boat ( just six feet / 2 . 4m wide , Saxon manor of
Shene until 1499 , past Teddington Lock , is Kingston so three can pass at the
same time ) . when Henry VII named his new upon - Thames , where once the
Before ...

Author:

Publisher: Time Out Guides

ISBN: WISC:89080142482

Category: London (England)

Page: 282

View: 918

Categories: London (England)