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Welcome to narrowboat.org.uk a website about boating on the UK canal system. The initial aim behind this site was to put descriptive journal entries to accompany the time-lapse video’s of canal cruises I take whilst out afloat, but it is developing with some other stuff too.

My name is Nic Chilton and I own a share of the narrowboat Silhouette, jointly owned by twelve people rather than owning my own boat. It means I spend 3 weeks away and share upkeep costs. We meet annually to decide on what needs doing to the boat, where its to be based next year, etc. I used to go on boating holidays as a kid, but after I grew up and after I went to Uni I got a job and urge resurfaced – after going on a few hire boat holidays I wanted more. Once boating gets in your blood, it proves addictive.