Reproduced with kind permission of Canals and Rivers, May 2007.
Jackie Sherman and her husband were bitten by the boating bug after a holiday on the Kennet and Avon. This first part of a two part feature describes how they got into boating by going for a shared option.
It only took one week on a narrow boat, cruising down the Kennet and Avon towards Bath, for us to fall completely under the spell of this tranquil and unique form of transport. Knowing that we would want to repeat the experience, we spent the next few months investigating the best way to get ourselves back onto the water. There appeared to be three options – to hire, to buy and own shares in a boat.
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