Wanderlust Takes a Truck Ride

Wanderlust moving through the narrow roads in Stoke-on-Trent

Wanderlust moving through the narrow roads in Stoke-on-Trent

We figured that a manufacturer of large barges would be located near the water.  But, as we discovered, that’s not always the case.  Piper Boats, the builder of our barge Wanderlust, is situated on a hill in North Staffordshire in the Continue reading

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Moving Day

Lifting the bow

Lifting the bow

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

Goring

Wanderlust moored (improperly) below Goring's lock and weir.

Wanderlust moored (improperly) below Goring’s lock and weir.

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.

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Moorings in Paris

Before reaching a safe mooring pleasure boats must first survive the heavy commercial traffic on the Seine.

Before reaching a safe mooring pleasure boats must first survive the heavy commercial traffic on the Seine.

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