Getting Afloat: First Steps on the water
This is the first in a series of nearly a dozen videos looking at getting afloat on Britain’s wonderful canals and waterways which have been produced for Norbury Wharf Ltd, based on the Shropshire Union Canal in Staffordshire.
Norbury Wharf is run by experienced boaters and offers everything from holiday boats and day boats to diesel and pump outs, and from full repaints and boat sales to major steelwork repairs.
It has also been increasingly focused on providing boaters with free help and advice through its Canal Knowhow Facebook Group and its YouTube channel and is now doing the same with Boats and Outboards.
Norbury has had a long relationship with journalist, author and long-term liveaboard boater Peter Underwood who has now turned his two Amazon books – Getting Afloat and Living Afloat into a series of videos, aiming to offer helpful advice to anybody who has contemplated becoming one of the tens of thousands boating on Britain’s waterways.
This first episode looks at the ways in which those waterways draw people in to become enthusiasts and perhaps boaters themselves.