Our fellow boaters across the way have taken possession of their new home today, and we, along with several other people moored in our basin, were there to welcome them in and take a rope or two.
It is a HUGE vessel, some 62 feet by 12 feet, which is 144 extra feet of living space compared to their existing boat measuring 60 feet by 10 feet which is up for sale.
New wide beam 9th April 2016
She is tied on the left, and you can see the other pontoon finger on the right.
For comparison, this is us, also tied on the left.
It is a beauty (but too big for me).
I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes!
In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too.
On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts.
From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives.
We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
Looks impressive, although I cannot imagine handing it with a few delinquent fellow boaters in the area!
looks like it would be nice and comfy. Only 2 ft bigger all around, not so much more to handle.
It has bow thrusters like us, and was brought in by a professional team as they haven’t taken their other boat out at all, so I think it’s all new to them and they will be signing up for tuition.
lots of fun, that. 🙂
I can hardly deal with my parents’ pontoon boat, and that is itty-bitty compared to these. I can’t imagine attempting to boat on one of these!
Those vessels have a lot of character.
This one has been described as an apartment on the water and a floating ballroom. Since arrival, they have been moving their possessions from one boat/pontoon to the new one, and after four days, are still doing so. I think Hubs and I would just have moored our boat inside it!
I like the way you think.
Size isn’t everything.
Maybe they’re getting ready for a zombie apocalypse?
Hubs is way ahead of them. We may be small, but we have more manouvering power, sit lower in the water even with our canopy up, and are more economical to run, so would be able to move faster and further to get out of danger and to safety before they’d even cast off!
Once again, I bow to your superiority.
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