|Dutch Windmills||Fantastic Sailing Barges|
Waking late, I grabbed a coffee and sitting at the table, noticed the scrunched up bit of paper. I unscrewed it, viewed the picture of a barge I hadn't seen and decided to call Fikkers, a broker in Groningen who told me that Barge Nilaya in question had been sold, but that he had another one if I was interested. A 24m luxemotor in fact.... Would I be interested in seeing it? Having nothing much to lose and being reasonably close, I agreed, particularly given that its size was perfect and its price was not too far off the mark either. Expecting yet another disappointing rusty hulk, I drove to Drachten, meeting the owner of Vitesse in a McDonalds car park.