Norfolk Broads: The Beast From The East – Boat Vlog Ep 80
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Norfolk Broads: The Beast From The East – Boat Vlog Ep 80

September 11, 2019

You can feel it now in the air like that
horrible icy feeling to it I’m in two minds whether to stay here the another
night or move because I’ve got a strong feeling that tomorrow I’m gonna be
frozen in so if I’m gonna be frozen in do I be here or do I be around the
corner tricky decision to share that sunset I decided to move because there is some
freezing coming gonna freeze and I’m stuck down here
there’s no shops it’s not evenly deals at the moment so we go to the next place
we stop by the supermarket it’s definitely going to free I’m not going
to put the boat through the ice again this is coming out a couple monthly
amount of damage didn’t ask it so how’s that for a beautiful beautiful sunset
see this is what the winter is all about it is as I can show you can appreciate
bloody freezing but it’s just so worth it on a day like today credible I love it I love it probably
did this for years though I’m almost and alright just is awesome
I know it’s not for everybody but I think even tower by the tone of my voice
just how much I’ve enjoyed this this is what it’s all about it’s incredible
I love it beautiful if you’re wondering why I enjoy this so
much is because when you first come out of your comfort zone initially it’s a
shock and it could be traumatic to some people but after a while it becomes
invigorating be grating because you feel alive you know you may think old cold
hands and stuff like that isn’t very pleasant it isn’t very pleasant but
that’s the whole point you can’t have pleasure without pain so when you have
days like today where it’s freezing cold and it’s snowing you you counter-effect
you like today I’m working inside the boat and I’m keeping busy and I’m
soaring and I’m drilling and bla bla bla bla and I’m not feeling it at all but my
face is cold my hands are cold and in a funny sort of way it’s exciting it’s you
feel alive and this is what it’s all about this is why we do it
now obviously I’m on the Norfolk Broads if I was at sea now I probably freeze to
death so there are some advantages to being on inland waterways I’m moving the
boat now from one location to another would be a bit painful but there are
moments when you just feel absolutely totally at home and at harmony with what
you’re doing and it’s moments like this that you you know if you’re laying on
your deathbed it’d be times like this that you think about you’d want to go
stand in the rain one last time when it’s chucking down in a storm you know
it just reminds you of what it’s like to be alive and you know we’re not here
forever so this is why we do it you do it because we love it you do it because
we enjoy being alive if I wasn’t doing this I would probably be sat at my
computer at home with the radiators on full blast mind-numbing TV going on in
the background and I’d be slowly convincing myself right must do this
must do this must do this must do this got to pay the bills got to pay the
bills bollocks and it’s a good I Sonya
Australia well as you can see the beast from the east anyway as you can see it’s
all frozen maybe where we’re going anywhere
fact I believe it’s gonna get colder now for a few more days so it’s probably
gonna get worse I should probably get some more coal I think fortunately for
me I have a supermarket around the corner and I can get diesel just there
so well then enjoy it while it’s here I don’t really know what more to say
really rather then it’s cold in Norfolk


  • Reply Ian Watkins February 27, 2018 at 9:20 am

    I think you hit the nail on the head there,and it shows by how happy you looked,all the best

  • Reply mark Lawrence February 27, 2018 at 9:39 am

    I'm the same as you do love the winter on my boat 🤠

  • Reply Mr Polite Polite February 27, 2018 at 9:56 am


  • Reply Dvseire February 27, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Hello Miles, deep words of profound wisdom at 03.20 Regards Dave.

  • Reply NOMADIC WANDERER February 27, 2018 at 11:18 am

    All your short is putting up your xmass 🌲 hah great video

  • Reply Asphalt Ricky February 27, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Hey man. What a great and inspiring video. It's always a pleasure to see and press play on one of your uploads/updates. I'm glad you're not at sea, tbh, at times like this. That'd be harsh and unpleasant experience taken to a new and probably dangerous level ~ as you pointed out.

  • Reply John Brookes February 27, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Miles if your enjoying it then their nothing else to be said.

  • Reply Roger Roland February 27, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    And the mast is where it should be. Well done.

  • Reply LAS February 28, 2018 at 5:20 am

    So many people will never get a chance to enjoy that experience. The smile tells it all mate!

  • Reply Andrew & Jacqui February 28, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Cold or not, that scenery every single morning, together with the wildlife is bliss! I miss it, but intend to be back doing what you're doing very soon. When you said about being sat at your computer thinking of bills and the tv in the background reminded me of when we first decided to sell everything and get our first boat. Best decision ever!!!

  • Reply raymond whittle March 1, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    Are you okay there Miles? It's got a lots worse since you did this last video. You need to book into a B&Breakfast until this extreme weather passes.

  • Reply Ttony Payne November 25, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Sure you mean 0 f I think you mean 0c = 32f

  • Reply Ttony Payne November 25, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Man you are crazy? I am sitting in a nice warn house 70f and shivering looking at this. But thank you for sharing

  • Reply Ttony Payne November 25, 2018 at 10:15 am

    I musty add to this. You really enjoying your life and whats around you Well done and keep on filming

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