Friday 17 August 2012

We bought a narrowboat!

This was a little unexpected because we really had no intention of buying a boat before we arrived in England.  But, the right one came along.  After lots of agonising and seeking of opinions we decided to go for it.

It's been a bit of a process with arranging a survey, the surveyor having computer issues, and then when we finally came to pay the balance of the purchase price we discovered we could only transfer
£10,000 at a time on internet banking.

A few days of daily transfers and we're finally at the end.  We are about to become proud owners of a floating home!  Details to come ........


Paul and El said...

Well done you guys, you are going to love it, only a few minutes ago we were saying to each other that it gets more enjoyable every day, we have just pulled up for the day 15.00, we are on our own opposite some horses and a half a mile walk to the village and a couple of pubs! It is just so bloody fantastic.

Elly and Mick said...

Hi Paul,
It's so great to read how much you are both enjoying the lifestyle. It does sound fantastic and we can't wait!

Tom and Jan said...

Great news... Hope it all goes well for you.
Tom & Jan

Barney said...

G'day Ellie & Mick

Congrats on your new boat. I'm most curious to see what you bought and look forward to reading of your travels and adventuring.


OI OI OI !!!

Marty (

Northern Pride said...

Very impressive, gives us reassurance we can do it too! Looking forward to seeing your new boat - how exciting for you!
Sandra & Barry

Elly and Mick said...

Thanks everyone... details on their way.

Sandra & Barry... you've had more practice at this than we have! You'll get there again. Elly

Ade said...

I didn't see that coming!, though I did read to the bottom of the post "buy a narrowboat done"! and Tom commented!
Well done you guys.

Elly and Mick said...

Ade, we didn't see it coming either. It was the one thing we said we would never do! How glad we are now that we took that risk. If you write when you get to sale day I will tell you the end result. Didn't want to write it on the blog.