Moor­ing up down south

Canal Boat - - Letters - NIGEL WIL­SHAW,

AS A BOATER moored in the wild and windy north, where the re­cent flood­ing has made life a lit­tle ex­cit­ing, vis­i­tor moor­ing is never re­ally a prob­lem ( one of our best kept se­crets).

Our plans to ven­ture south all the way to Bris­tol this year are tak­ing shape but ev­ery­thing we read points to po­ten­tial prob­lems with of­fi­cial vis­i­tor moor­ings grad­u­ally get­ting worse as we progress. But there is a pos­si­ble so­lu­tion: Why don’t boaters moor along­side each other, when the moor­ing is full and if it’s wide enough? Why doesn’t the Canal & River Trust make this a re­quire­ment of us­ing those moor­ings, with no ex­cep­tions? This would po­ten­tially dou­ble the avail­abil­ity. No­tices to this ef­fect should be dis­played on suit­able moor­ings and this could eas­ily be achieved be­fore the sum­mer sea­son starts.

I’ll let you know how we get on this sum­mer.

nb Serendip­ity

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