2023 was the year Drie Gebroeders really came into her own for the first time under my custodianship. After years of struggling to get crew to help me take her out, this year she was like a 24 ton magnet! The year began with a few sedate trips locally, Sunday lunches at Knockninny Country House… Continue reading Erne to Inverness 2024
Way back in 2014 I began a love affair with a very old Dutch lady. Little did I know then that my life would never be the same again and that my naive plans just made the Universe laugh. Drie Gebroeders, a riveted iron Dutch sailing barge built in 1898, wasn’t just the answer to… Continue reading When the Universe Laughs at Your Plans.
Life works in mysterious ways. When I purchased Drie Gebroeders , way back in 2014, I had many plans and dreams of my future years afloat. Since then, together we have enjoyed a few adventures and met many wonderful people in the eclectic barge and sailing community. Mooring my home in beautiful and unusual areas… Continue reading Update January 2021
If you’re planning to do something different in 2020, you might like to start with a walk down to the Town Quay in Newry. Visitors to the quay could be forgiven for thinking they have stumbled into Little Holland, for amongst a variety of regular vessels are moored two beautiful Dutch sailing barges and one… Continue reading New Year Opportunity floats in for the local entrepreneur
People always assume I have always been a sailing person, or have long dreamed of a life afloat. Nothing could be further from the truth; here’s the story… I love my old Dutch lady! A little of how this beautiful relationship began. I love my barge! I guess I have loved her since I first… Continue reading Just me an my barge