This awesome quote by Mark Twain is one of my personal favourites…
“In 20yrs time you’ll be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do, than the things you did. So throw off the bow lines and sail away from the safe harbour”
I took Scally Waggler out for a cruise on the River Medway last weekend and realised that I had neglected her a bit recently, the bungee balls which hold the canopy fast were a bit less elasticated than they ought to be and she was in need of a good clean.
However, in the usual rush to return home upon mooring I didn’t clean her or switch the bungee balls over for new one’s.
I recently completed the RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman course with Thames Boat Training.
Thames Boat Training is run by an awesome guy called Paul, who is an incredibly experienced sailor. He’s based on a narrowboat in Shepperton and will tailor courses to meet your needs. The training takes place onboard one of his two narrowboats, and due to the sheer size of the boats offer the perfect training experience for any future motor cruiser.