For those of you reading this who have not yet found out, Life Afloat is a Youtube channel featuring me, Mark and my dog Daisy. We create vlogs about our life living off grid in the UK, aboard a canal boat called Round The Bend. I do believe this makes me a “BoatTuber”. We feature videos showing all aspects of what canal life is like living full time on a canal boat as continuous cruisers (in a nutshell, that means we don’t have a residential mooring and need to move to a new place at least every two weeks). Living on a canal boat sounds really rather idyllic don’t you think? Well when you’re living off grid in the UK it’s not without it’s challenges as you can see in many of the videos…..

I have decided to create this website as a one stop shop if you like for everything to do with Life Afloat. In the blog I will feature the YouTube videos and create a post now and then to let you know what we’ve been up to or show you some of our favourite mooring spots.

You will notice there is a link in the menu which says shop, well this is all very exciting! I am working on getting some things created such as coasters with a nice picture of Daisy, some wall art such as poster and canvas prints and mugs etc…. That sort of thing. So watch this space as those will hopefully soon be available!

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Give Life Afloat a like!

Yes I do indeed have a Facebook page for Life Afloat and would be very grateful if you headed on over and clicked on that like button 🙂 The button below will take you to our page!

What happens on Life Afloat

Youtube Videos

You can expect weekly videos to be uploaded on the Life Afloat Youtube channel!

Charitable Donations

Revenue generated from videos placed on the Youtube videos will be shared with two charities. Children With Cancer UK and MIND the mental health charity!

Blog Posts

Each video published on Youtube shal be embeded in the blog so you can also watch it here. As well as this I will be creating articles now and then the share with you some nice photos, favourite mooring spots and just let you know what Daisy and I have been up to!

There’s several ways to do this….

The first and simple FREE way to help support Life Afloat is to simply make sure you are subscribed to the Youtube channel and watch the videos 🙂 EASY! This helps massively as the more views the videos get the more revenue will be generated from the ads which will really help me to support two charities which are close to my heart.

Here are a few other ways and if you are considering any of these I have to say a massive thank you for your kindness and generosity. It means a huge amount and genuinely I can’t thank you enough!


You could become a Patreon supporter of Life Afloat. There are several options within this and each gives you something back in return for your support. The highest support tier will see you being able to come and spend some time with me and Daisy on Round The Bend!

Paypal Donation

If Patreon is not for you but you would still like to support Life Afloat you are able to make a one off payment of any amount you choose through Paypal. You can use the email address to send any donation to if you wish to do so.

Lastly, the other way you can support Life Afloat is to have a look at the shop and purchase something, if anything takes your fancy that is. Please note the shop is still being setup at the moment and therefore products will be added as and when they become available.

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