Monday 3 August 2015

Barge at Mercury

This old sailing barge has been alongside at Mercury marina for some time so I took the opportunity of visiting some fiends to take some close up pictures.

We have some friends in Ghent in Belgium who have a similar old sailing barge, maybe slightly smaller at around 75 feet, but they sail her 2 handed and have voyaged all along the north sea coast of Belgium, Holland and Germany. Apart from the obvious high cost for mooring and maintenance, a barge like this would be fantastic for summer coastal cruising.

1 comment:

  1. These old barges must make great roomy house boats and cruising homes. My pick would be a fully restored classic Thames Barge.


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