The Beginning

Well not quite the beginning. That was about 2 years ago when we decided that retirement on a narrowboat was our dream. Since then hours of research online,reading books,attending boat shows,visiting builders and asking lots and lots of questions on various canal forums has resulted in us now being in a position to decide on a boat builder and the style and specification of our new home. We have chosen S M Hudson to build our boat and are now in the final stages of the design and features that we want on board. This is my first attempt at a blog so I will keep this initial post short. In future posts I will be thanking all those who have provided me with so much information and also I will detail the build of our boat so that in the future it maybe of benefit to others who follow.

The name Achernar is pronounced (Ack – er – nar) is a navigational star of the southern hemisphere.