Back by very popular and extremely demanding demand - the now legendary #FMSB (Float My Social Boat) Once again I'm offering four lucky people the chance to come aboard the Nb Midnight Star and crew her for the day. The experience will be one you won't forget in a hurry, just ask previous #FMSB crew members! (or... [read more]
Back by very popular and extremely demanding demand - the now legendary #FMSB (Float My Social Boat) Once again I'm offering four lucky people the chance to come aboard the Nb Midnight Star and crew her for the day. The experience will be one you won't forget in a hurry, just ask previous #FMSB crew members! (or see; http://stopdoingdumbthingstocustomers.com/engagement/teamwork-messing-about-in-boats/ ) There's no charge for the tickets but there are ONLY four places available on each cruise - and #FMSB generally sells out within minutes of going live. NOW LOCK FREE for a totally chilled experience. This is all about fun, experience and social networking. Nb Midnight Star (my little narrowboat) will once again be cruising the canals in Central London. This time it's lock-free - yes, no more hard work for the crew. You can just kick back and enjoy the incredible and unique views as we cruise gently from Paddington Basin to Camden Lock Market, and back. The crew will muster at Starbucks in Sheldon Square (behind Paddington mainline and tube stations) between 9:30 to 9:55am. The boat will then leave Paddington Basin, which is right beside Paddington Station, at 10am sharp (please don't be late!) and head for the bustling Camden Lock Market. Our trip will take us through London's famous Little Venice before heading right through the middle of Regents Park and London Zoo. We'll sail gently by the huge regency mansions in Regents Park that can only be seen from the canal or towpath. We'll stop for lunch for an hour at the brilliant and bustling Camden Lock Market to allow the crew to get out and explore the world famous alternative market and grab some food from the huge variety of funky eateries there. You'll find flocks of tourists gazing at us in utter envy and wonder as we come in to land at Camden! Then we'll get back aboard and cast off to head back to Paddington, I plan on arriving back in 'port' at approximately 4pm. Unless we happen to be in the middle of a heat wave, crew members should wear warm and preferably water proof clothing including gloves. Your shoes or boots should be grippy just for added safety. Don't worry, canal boats are very safe and there are no waves on the canals so sea-sickness is NOT an issue! There's a couch and a stove in the cabin so if you want to spend some time below you'll find it's very comfortable and snug down there. Crew members wishing to bring picnic food are welcome to but could you please note that I am *veggie* and might get a bit squeamish if you bring slabs of meat into my galley. Drinking aboard is perfectly acceptable - so do bring your favourite tipple if you wish to imbibe while cruising. In case you need to know, my favourite drink is champagne and anyone providing the captain (me) with bubbly will greatly reduce their chances of swinging from the yardarm ;0) We've had a LOT of fun doing this before so let's hope the weather is kind to us - although it never made any difference in the past as we have always had great times regardless of the weather! FAQs: Does the boat have a toilet? - Yes, there is a toilet aboard. Do I need any boating experience? - No, I have all the experience we need. But if you want to take the helm I'm here to help you learn how. Is it safe? - Yes. Just follow a few simple and common sense rules (like: don't jump in the water) and it is much safer than any other method of travel in London! Is it relaxing? - Yes. I defy anyone to feel even a tiny bit stressed while cruising the canal!