We have to confess that people like us, who live and work and devote their lives to the (mostly forgotten) waterways of France, are probably just a little bit singular. In the first place you have to be someone who can live life at a snail’s pace – canals and rivers have never been ‘the fast lane’. Then you need to be the sort who prefers to live in the past than in the future for little has changed on the canals and rivers of France down the centuries. Except for the fact it’s all got a lot less busy!
You have to absolutely love serenity and tranquillity and be happy living close to nature. It may sound like something of a conundrum to say that chugging slowly along the same route one week after another is incredibly exciting, but to get to see the seasons unfold along the banks, almost within touching distance, on a day-by-day basis, is an eternal delight.