Saturday, 6 August 2011

Double Decker

Another picture from Billy on his travels.  I have often joked to Pete that if we put a second storey on top of the wheelhouse, we could rent it out as a penthouse suite!  I won't tell you what his answer was as it wasn't polite, but this picture shows that it can be done!!!  I like this boat,  I think it is reminiscent of a Mississippi paddle steamer, very Huckleberry Finn.  (And I could get a lot of plants on those decks!)  Have a great weekend xxx 

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Veg Boat

Our friend and neighbour Billy, who I have introduced before, has been sailing around the top of Britain and is now on his way back.  He has just sent this picture of this wonderful boat with a message saying 'thinking of you'.  I have the mickey taken out of me as I already have pots on the fore deck of the barge and plans for window boxes full of lettuce, tomatoes and herbs!  If you click on the picture and enlarge it, you will see the bags with potatoes growing and other veg in various pots etc.  Just one thought though, I wonder if they are fixed to the deck or they just slide around when the owner goes sailing!!!