Where to buy
Narrowboating for Beginners
Jennifer Petkus

Narrowboating for Beginners is a how-to guide for Americans planning to take their first narrowboat vacation in the UK. It’s a 150-page trade paperback available for sale at Amazon.com and also as a Kindle book that can be read on any device with the Kindle App. (The Kindle version is bundled for free when you buy the print edition at Amazon.)

Chapters include:

  • Why a narrowboat trip?
  • Canal history
  • Choosing a canal
  • The narrowboat
  • Life on board
  • How to steer a narrowboat
  • Mooring
  • Locks, bridges and tunnels
  • Knots and ropes
  • Etiquette / waterway rules
  • Resources
  • Glossary

There are many illustrations that show how to turn a lock, steer the boat, tie knots and even flush a toilet. It’s a practical guide but also addresses the appeal of the canals, their history and how to pick a canal for your first trip.