Mooring up down south
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.