Narrowboat Life: Discover Life Afloat on the Inland Waterways

Narrowboat Life: Discover Life Afloat on the Inland Waterways

by Jim Batty

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ISBN-13: 9781472927095
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 05/19/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,095,428
File size: 172 MB
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About the Author

Jim Batty is a photographer, graphic designer and writer who has lived on, worked on and continuously cruised a 53-foot narrowboat with his partner and their cat for the past nine years. The book answers a distillation of all the queries he has fielded on an almost daily basis since moving aboard – through towpath and lockside conversations with young couples, those close to retirement, single men and women of all ages, young families, tourists, as well as talking with a host of inquisitive (and initially uncomprehending) friends, relatives and colleagues. Everyone, it seems, wants to know exactly what the live aboard life is like: inside and out.
Jim Batty is a photographer, graphic designer and writer who has lived aboard a narrowboat as a continuous cruiser for over five years.


He has written for Canal Boat magazine and LeCool's A Weird and Wonderful Guide to London, amongst other publications, and had his photography featured in numerous travel guides, magazines, books and newspapers.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 What's it like... living on a narrowboat?
2 How safe is it?
3 Is it cold in the winter?
Step aboard... A recycled, repurposed narrowboat
4 How much did you pay for your narrowboat?
5 How green is living on a boat really?
- Green Tips: A greener galley
- Green Tips: Rudimentary to radical recycling
- Green Tips: Eco Energy
Step aboard... A narrowboat designed for escape
6 Did you paint it yourself?
7 Does he (the cat, dog, parrot) live on the boat?
Step aboard... A well-read ark
8 How much does it cost to live on a narrowboat
Step aboard... A widebeam cabinet of curiosities
9 Four canny questions... about continuously cruising
- How do you receive post?
- How do you see a doctor?
- How do you use the internet?
- How do you hold down a job?
Glossary
Index

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