Visiting Swan Boats in Liverpool

One of my favourite visits so far was our trip to see Ian, Mark and Gary at Swan Boats in Liverpool. We'd never planned to go see them until Gary messaged me on Twitter saying that Ian (Kinny) was keen for us to go across and vlog about his third solo narrowboat project.

After a few messages, and the promise of cake, we drove over the Pennines to see the adorable Kinny and the lads. It was the best laugh I've had in ages!

Gary, Kinny, Me and Shaun at Swan Boats in Liverpool.

Finding his workshop was the first task of the day. Our sat-nav took us a few streets away to the opposite side of the business park. After a phone call for directions we drove towards his workshop and saw what looked like a twenty-year old lad waiting for us. Ian (or Kinny to his mates) doesn't look his true age (double the guessed age), but he's the nicest bloke you could ever meet.

His energy, passion, friendliness and knowledge of the business shone out, and we felt really welcome as he walked us over to his current project, boat number three. Once we were filming he took off to get himself a bacon buttie. I don't think he stopped talking all the way there and back!