Friday, 3 February 2017

Whats this blog about?

We are now in our mid 40's and the kids are growing and making decisions about their own future, the youngest will be 16 in June. My fella and I have talked about living on a barge on and off for the past 20 years but I didn't want to bring up a family on a boat so we stuck with bricks and mortar. The decision was made to wait until the kids were older, it gave us something to dream about and look forward to. Well the time has finally come to stop talking and do something about it....

This blog is a diary about moving towards a life ON the water and maybe some other random bits and bobs along the way.

Let me start by telling you about the blogs background pic...


This was taken in the summer of 2016. A rusty forgotten old barge sits wasting away in Grimsby's Alexandra Dock. It's moored close to my favourite area of the dock where part of the original lock enterance still exists. 
We often ponder, whilst waiting to birth our ships, about rescuing her and bringing her to life.  But still she sits, tucked out of the way, minding her  own business. 

8 comments:

  1. Hi Sal and Syd, Your blog is now on my listing and can't wait to read your adventures. Another wide beam build is No Problem XL good friends of ours, can't think why I didn't think of them before! Link - http://noproblem.org.uk/blog Good Luck.

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  2. Here's another widebeam 'self' build, their wb is now in France! Link -http://boatbuildblog.blogspot.com/
    Carol.

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    1. Thanks for the add and the links Carol, much appreciated. Will definatly be checking those out :)

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  3. I look forward to reading updates on your progress.

    The Humber is a river we are very fond of. Very much a part of our boating stomping ground.

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  4. Hello there, its nice to hear from someone who's familiar with the river... will be heading over to your blog to find out more :)

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    1. I wouldn't expect too much from the blog at the moment as we are still ashore for another month or so. So it is full of posts on repairs at the moment.

      Back to boating and normality soon though.

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    2. I've spent the best part of the afternoon reading your blog from the beginning.... great stuff!! Hope your repairs go smoothly and your back on the water before you know it.

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    3. Shouldn't be long now. A few more weekends of graft and we should be finished.

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