Kelly Louise is not moored in a marina, she is on a country farm mooring somewhere in Cheshire. We deliberately chose it this way, and it was a big influence when we bought her. Not only is the annual cost far cheaper than the average marina, but we have our own space which doesn't remind us of a car park. We also have all the benefits of a fresh water supply and shore power, with a marina pump out and workshop facilities not half a mile away.
One hidden benefit of our country mooring is however not so obvious in the first instance. Today we have collected several kilos of ripe damsons that are now being made into jam.
Several kilos of beet root which will be boiled, pickling some, while keeping some fresh.
And several kilos of baking apples which are being puréed to provide fillings for pies and puddings for the next year.
Other produce we are regularly given is rhubarb, carrots and beans. Bonuses that won't be found included with the average marina berth! See my comment for a good jam recipe.