Learn how to drive a barge
Learn how to drive a barge With no propeller shaft, there was little I could do for the time being so decided to go and crew for John and Priscilla aboard their lovely new English built Dutch style barge 'Final Fling' as they traveled for a month on France's waterways. John taught me much about mooring, working Barge Nilaya through locks and the month spent aboard was both educational as well as being extremely enjoyable. We covered a large distance in both France and Belgium and experienced all manner of different scales of waterway, locks and commercial craft. I loved what I saw and couldn't wait to be in a position to go barging in France with Barge Nilaya, just as soon as I possibly could
Some commercial barges dwarf 'Final Fling' John and Priscilla
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With no propeller shaft, there was little I could do for the time being so decided to go and crew for John and Priscilla aboard their British built Dutch style barge 'Final Fling' as they traveled for a month on France's waterways. John taught me much about mooring, working Barge Nilaya through locks and the month spent aboard was both educational as well as being extremely enjoyable. We covered a large distance in both France and Belgium and experienced all manner of different scales of waterway, locks and commercial craft. I loved what I saw and couldn't wait to be in a position to go barging in France with Barge Nilaya, just as soon as I possibly could.