The tide had left the creek leading to Salterns Boatyard, leaving the houseboats were sitting high if not exactly dry on the exposed mud.
None of the boats in this small community look to be local rather they all look to have originated in the Netherlands.
Above the characteristic lee boards of a Dutch working craft, and below there's no doubt over the providence of this one, although registered in the Port of London she was built in Utrecht in 1888.
The Voyage of the Southern Cross
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