Thursday, February 19, 2009

They're there!!



Huge thanks to Melissa of the barge, Hendrik on the Thames in London. She very kindly sent me this camera phone photo of our friends, Charley and Martin at their mooring near London's Tower Bridge - just to prove that they made it! You can just see their Albatros at the far end of the row, probably more recognisable by the shape and the lee boards than by the colours.

Melissa and her partner have their barge on the south side of the Thames and can see the new moorings from where they lie. It's so exciting to see a photo of the Albatros from someone else's angle. I haven't met Melissa, but will be sure to look her up when we next go to London, hopefully to see Charley and Martin celebrate their 'boat warming'.

The picture below is of another of the Albatros's neighbours. If you look at the second barge along on the moorings, I think you'll see it is the same as the Stormvogel as captured below by Koos on one of our visits to London. We subsequently learned that the owners were friends of Charley and Martin.

6 comments:

  1. Val, it certainly is a small world, after all!
    And it's good to know that Charley and Martin made it to their new moorings despite inclement winter weather.
    What an amazing lifestyle you live!

    xx

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  2. safe arrival, glad to hear it Val.

    xo

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  3. Wow! Love the pics! When are YOU coming to London?

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  4. Oh I am glad they made it safely!

    Lovely pictures, too - it's so nice to see green trees!

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  5. Thanks so much one and all. We are very relieved they are there. Apparently they slept for a very long time indeed after their trip over, and I'm not surprised....nearly 24 hours non stop navigating across one of the busiest and narrowest (and therefore most dangerous) sea routes in the world, and at night too, would be enough to exhaust the strongest of us!

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  6. I'm glad your friends got to London safely! This truly is an extraordinary, special lifestyle. And what freedom in it! I know, people have responsibilities to family, friends, work and so on. But with this, if you want to move, you can just take your home with you!

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