Adventures Aboard AreandAre


There’s something very special about this small town; it has a most endearing feel. Having spent a fair amount of time here since 1998, when my mum and dad relocated from Sutton Coldfield, I’ve got to know its nooks and crannies rather well. Every time we came back for a holiday from New Zealand we’d stay here. Now we’re Floating Traders, so subsequently having experienced the town and its people as such… Read More

One of our first events as Floating Traders, was St Richard’s Festival in Droitwich in 2014. Our dear friends Helen and Andy, from Wild Side, had already been trading there for a couple of years, so it was very special to moor up snugly next to them for the first time. This year will also be significantly memorable, as they’re thankfully here after a one year absence due to illness.

The Home Brew Boat at St Richard's Festival Droitwich, 2016

Festival season for narrowboat traders is finally getting in full swing – starting this weekend. While many of our colleagues are at Norbury Canal Festival, we’re happily back in Droitwich for the third year in a row. In previous years we’ve been thrilled to moor up comfortably close to Helen and Andy and their ‘Wild Side‘ boating business. So it’s with some sadness that we’ve taken ‘their’ spot this year. Helen’s had… Read More