Once we decided to have a new barge constructed the choice of builders was a relatively easy call. The 2007-2008 economic downturn had been the demise of many barge manufacturers. An industry known for its sketchy business practices Continue reading
The metal shop and the finishing shop are in different bays at Piper Boats. Midway through the build, Wanderlust had to be moved. And at the end of the fit out, when we are near completion, Wanderlust needed to be moved out into the Continue reading
A day’s cruise upstream from Wanderlust’s base in Caversham is the English village of Goring-on-Thames. Early in October, at the edge of fall, we moored overnight at Goring’s lock. With the sounds of the water of the Thames rushing over the nearby weir filling the air we spent a peaceful night.
The beauty of owning a barge is the wide range of places where you can moor. In Wanderlust we can stay in the heart of cities. We can move our home to the middle of London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Toulouse. She can also be tied to the bank Continue reading
We’re having a barge built to go cruising on Europe’s network of inland waterways. Living on a barge is a major, unexpected change in our lives. It is not part of a vetted and polished long-term plan. The fork in the path that took us in Continue reading
After months of waiting Wanderlust finally floats in 14 feet of water in berth D15 at Thames & Kennet Marina. The busy marina is located just outside of the London commuter suburb of Reading on a spur of the River Thames. Wanderlust is Continue reading
The story of how Wanderlust came in to being and our adventures in her has begun. Apologies for the story being out of chronological order. Sometimes that’s just how things work out.
Soon we will tell the story of our Dutch style barge Wanderlust. Until then catch up with our travels on Anotherheader.