If like many of us you’re still deciding where to spend Christmas, who will do the cooking (and the dishes afterwards), or where you should see in the New Year then there’s still time to book yourself onto a Christmas or New Year cruise somewhere exotic and far-flung… and leave the dishes to some...
When we think of canal boating we imagine the long, hazy summer days pootling along green-banked waterways, picnics in fields of wildflowers and sipping a glass of something cool on the roof of your narrowboat.
For those of us in the northern hemisphere winter can seem to go on for far too long. Frosty mornings, thick woolly jumpers and roaring fires are delightful, but by the time Christmas is over it’s time to start counting down to some warmer weather and advent of spring.
The rivers of the United States have always held a certain romance about them. Mark Twain once wrote about the mighty Mississippi, this authentic slice of America having lured many boaters and adventurers over the years.
Every ship that travels, has a story to tell. More the people on it, more are the stories and many more are the lessons we learn from their experiences. Because that’s what history does: it informs us about all the victories and failures of the past, so that we live a wiser life.