On a really high tide the barge can rise up above the quayside and way above me. Even on a lower high tide it can rise quite a lot and I was having difficulty getting on and off the boat, especially if I had Alfie with me. So when I was out on Saturday playing boats, Pete built me a passerelle (gangway). It has changed my life! I can get on and off with no problem. No more coming home from work and finding somewhere to go for an hour waiting for the tide to drop, no more risking my neck climbing on the log piles beside the barge and swinging up on to the deck and no more jumping across the gap when the wind blows the barge sidewards. He has promised a hand rail, but I am happy with what I have got so far. What a wonderful husband!