Wednesday, 30 November 2011

For Carla

I am sorry that I haven't posted for some time but I haven't been able to get a signal and although I can read your blogs at work and comment on some, I can't actually post on my own blog from there. My cyber friend, Carla Yvonne ( ) who lives on a Dutch barge with her husband and travels around The Netherlands, asked to see a picture of the shape of the barge.  So here it is.  It is very much a 'work in progress', there is a back porch to go on yet and we intend to break up the line of the upper front deck with some sort of railings.  We will eventually have a 'lid' over the entire aft deck, as, in the UK, it is either too hot in the summer or chucking it down with rain!  With a lid, we can use the deck all summer.  We have been given two lovely great big portholes and are trying to decide where we are going to put them.  Any suggestions?


Pussycats and Angels said...

Hi Fran
Firstly Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely comment.
The barge looks great but as for the port holes im not really sure maybe at the panelling above the front deck :)
Have a great week.
Julie x

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the picture. Looking forward to so more posts. Bummer to have trouble getting a signal. It is crazy how dependent we all are on our computers and internet service.

A Heron's View said...

Hi Fran great to see you posting, I was wondering where you had gone :)

Re the portholes (scuttles) I would put them. if it is possible on the forward bulkhead looking onto the fore deck.

billy said...

Where's the signal gone, I thought it was ok?


Ib Frohberg said...

Nice shape !
Jepp, in the front. Best place, will be nice
with fresch air in the bedroom a warm summer.

VallyP said...

It's looking great, Fran. Sorry i am so late here, but life gets ever more hectic. BTW, I know Carla too. Their barge is one of the most beautiful Luxe Motors on the waterways here. She and her husband used to live in our harbour too, but now they have moved to another Dutch historic harbour.

Powell River Books said...

There's another new word for me, lid. Is that a porch or awning I assume? If so, we love our new lid that John built. It's on the shady side of the cabin, but it still make a cool spot in summer and a great way to store wood in the winter. - Margy