Finding the single boaters
BARRY CASH IS not the only person in this situation. I too am a widower, aged 70 and just retired. In my case, I don’t have a problem finding someone to join me on a boat hire.
Asking around your friends may find someone who would love to have a week on a boat and were wondering how they could find someone to go with.
The other way is to use a dating site. You can specify what you are looking for – it can just be for friends. I have not found anyone to share my life with but have made many friends I keep in contact with. A few of them that like the idea of boating.
I like the luxury of a good two-berth boat. The lady friend has the double bed and I sleep in a sleeping bag in the seating area. It works well for me, or you could get a four-berth boat if you prefer a bed to sleep in. Last year we enjoyed a very relaxing holiday on Lancaster Canal.
This year I have my own boat which is not quite ready for sailing but already I have friends, male and female, wanting to come aboard for a cruise.