A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO LIVING ON THE WATERWAYS
Ten years ago the authors published Living Aboard, which they have taken, brought up to date, and used as the basis of this new book. It aims to provide ‘hard-nosed practical advice’ to anyone planning to join the estimated 15,000 who already live afloat in the UK. There are chapters on ‘the floating citizen’ covering matters such as accessing health services, opening bank accounts and voting without a fixed address; choosing a type and style of boat; mooring (or continuously cruising); heating; sanitation; electrics; engines; finance; and finally ‘survival tips’ – hints on safety, security and sharing accumulated from the writers’ years afloat. A useful read and reference for those thinking of living aboard.
A beginner’s guide to living on the waterways, Nick Corble and Allan Ford, The History Press, thehistorypress.co.uk, £16.99, 978-0-7509-6990-1