Find­ing the sin­gle boaters

Canal Boat - - Letters - BILL HALL, via email

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.

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