What it's like to be on a canal boat during a storm

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JP in Fuerteventura : Pah, call that a wind 😉 you UK softies! Glad the boat survived Robbie.

Capt Larry - : try swinging at anchor riding 10 foot swells, in even higher winds in an 70 year old wooden boat... and then review this.

darren slater : i bet if you had gotten any footage of the locals walking about one or two of them may have had their big coat on.

Alessandra_sea_witch : you are cute xx

steve1978ger : Maybe you could hitch a ride on a sailboat going to sea for a few days. After that, the waves on the canal probably won't bother you any more.

Harry Stevens : You would have been no use at the battle of Trafalgar.

USA Freedom : Is that what u call a storm lol

Harry Limes : I was watching a lady who had just brought a pram cover for the stern. She never fitted it right and that night it rained...alot. The Pram roof was directly pouring the rain water into her boat. Unfortunately she woke up to find half her boat had sunk. Pleasant dreams Robbie.... :)

Gary Souza : From a sailors perspective, be glad you were tied up to a dock/land, and not hanging on a hook in the middle of a bay, with swells. Done it and that'll tighten your pucker. Would have loved to get off the boat and had a few cold ones...

William Jordan : Went through a hurricane once...... but I was in the USS LONG BEACH CGN-9, it was nuclear powered and the Captain said just point it into the wind and let her run........ we were smashing through waves that were spraying the Bridge windows 9 Levels above the surface of the sea..... yeah lots of fun.... Cheers

Donkeee : Can't get worse than that? you should have been around for the great storm of '88. No warning so all woke up to 100mph+ winds that tore down 200ft high 3m diameter trees and lifted over cars!! The good ole days!! We even had that twat Michal fish (weather guy) laughing and some old biddy who had heard that "a storm was coming" the patronising little prick!!!

MapTrotting : The storm is Cumming...

London Boat Girl : I'm almost disappointed I was away for most of it. Fun fact: I was born during the '87 storm

stilcrazychris : my family has went threw 2 tornados in r houseboat. it was scary. on one tornado we was in the dock & it snapped all the metal cables & the whole dock was spinning in the lake. we was on the news & everything. it was not fun as the dock had over 50 boats tied to it. we was lucky no damage was done to our boat. it was a F1 tornado. little but scary. all we could due was hold on & pray. thank you God...

Peter Moring : Hey Robbie. You need to be a bit wary of copywrite laws. I'm sure I saw an episode of #Balimory like this one ;-)

John Smith : Get an ex- MOD cargo net, as used by helicopters for lifting stuff. One of those would probably cover more than half your roof and keep everything safe and secure.

984francis : I sometimes get an amber warning of wind during the night but it's got nothing to do with the weather😬

Matt Allen : Tad blustery then? At least next time you'll nail down anything that moves on the roof!

alethia Nicola : I love the canals and was wondering how people cope in the bad weather, particularly Storm Doris last week. I really enjoyed watching this, very interesting. Thanks for sharing. I'm new to your channel so will have a look at your other videos. Here's hoping there's no more strong winds for a while :)

Ruby Romina Divination Readings : Was your boat on a river or canal during the storm !?! It looked like a river … when I get my first narrowboat I think I shall only stay on the canals ...

Linux Email : Live on coast in Florida on Gulf Of Mexico. Glad you made it. Hurricanes are a spot of bother all summer between June and November. Been through many, damage and rebuilding.

cyberi4a : I hate when it's windy and I live on land. And it's only at night when the winds are  bad and you lay in bed hearing things crashing around and you don't know what it is.

MrJimbaloid : Hi Robbie MR J here apart from that mega bit of crank up the ouse this has got to be my fav vid. It reminds me of being a trucker one cold very and I do mean VERY windy night on stainmore summit on the A66 with rain that sounded like it was being provided by a team of trained professionals. Reminded me how cosy my cab used to be. God I want a narrow boat. LOL.

Fiona jordan : Great video i live in keys love that weather . Batten down hatches so funny ! all hands on deck

MyRebecca21 : Hi Rob will you be coming down the Shropshire union any time ?are boat is moored there ?.

attovishnu : Storm comes in, everything battened down and secure, watch a video or 3 and wait it out. Make a cup of tea, take a deep breath and wait it out by a warm heater. No use wrecking your nerves. Weeks and months of pleasure with a few moments of terror. Living the dream.......

simon frampton : Oh you poor fellow you must terrified and just think of all that rough water in the canal what would you do if you were out at sea in all that

Jesiah Mac : I literally never realised that 'red eye' could happen in videos, and not just stills.

Kenny Lewis : do you get tornados in the u.k. i live in oklahoma in the great u.s.a. in tornado alley.

bobie gale : Whiny little pom

MrJimbaloid : Oh rob mate it's a bit like being a trucker all day people are awful to you and then it's beddy time in a tin box that's hammered with rain and no sleep cos you are so worried about your truck/boat.

Nunsweepit421 : So you think home owners and property owners don't worry about storm damage???

John B : A wind like that has been known to lift a boat , turn it over and sink it in just an instant. DO NOT SLEEP , BE VIGILANT !!

david butler : Brilliant👏👏😁👍

Peter Rutter : well done you have beaten Doris stay safe

nilo drallub : Mother nature will test us from time to time. I live in California where the weather is nice most of the time but 2 days ago the wind blew so hard it knocked over my wooden fence on 2 sides of my home. $200 to repair them. Maybe you were better off than I Robbie ! ATB , nilo .

sean lee : I'm always blowing off feel for ya buddy

Dennis Furr : Good to hear you are OK. On the ship they talk about "gear adrift". Basically, it's anything that isn't properly stowed. Most of the time it's just something to keep the junior crew busy but when weather hits it becomes serious pretty fast. I heard tell of a wooden sailing ship that was lost because of a twist tie that got jammed in a bilge pump but sailors are famous for such yarns so I wouldn't put much stock in it.

John B : LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ThisNarrowboatAdventure : this was great, I wish i had made a video about doris, I did much the same as you , bring in small things from the roof, try not to fall over! was A blowy one!

SUMMER WINE Narrow Boat Stories : just put up avid on my channel with trees over cut (dont moor under a tree) lol

Patty Farghaly : I'm glad your ok.

2E0VOV : Hey Robbie. Are u still shooting with just the Iphone or have u found a camera?.

Let's Explore ... : One for the experience book!

goinghomesomeday1 : Hello Robbie - Heck that was a blustery one. Been there in a sort of way while living in a mobile home in a field at the top of a hill facing SW. several nights during very strong South Westerlies I lay awake watching the roof rise and fall as the wind rattled the rafters so as to speak. Great video - well done.

Gary Arnold : Bout time, you Narrowboaters and your calm, peaceful, travelling around in the countryside type lifestyles with endless blue skies and green fields. LOL Well done for filming it!

Tim DeShazer : Robbie, I was catching up on some of your back videos. Small question, if you are on a 48 hour mooring and there is a storm, are you allowed to stay longer than the allotted time? Thanks. Hope you are doing well.

Eric haskell : I live on the north end of the Great Plains, when the wind hits certain levels gutters and downspouts start to resonate loudly, sliding screens vibrate and during gusts it sounds like waves striking the sides of the house. Oh, and the flappers on the bathroom fans play a non syncopated rhythm. Several times gusts picked up all the lawn furniture throwing them across the deck at break neck speed. Holes in the hull, na, mooring lines going to break, na but still can't sleep so it's not much different, really.

Bob Cannon : Cheeky Doris came a knockin'.

Dan on the cut : Mate we had It bad here, spent my days off helping clear my local bit of Stratford Canal. Trees and allsorts of stuff in the cut. Glad you survived without damage etc, quite a few boats were bashed. Love the new found hair:)