An interesting looking boat recently arrived at the wharf. Jan had a discussion with to the young couple on board (almost everyone looks young these days) and was told by the owner, Tom (fine sounding name – did I mention it means courageous and handsome) they had only recently purchased her.
Tom (great name…..) told Jan that the boat was Dutch. However the shape of the bow makes me think of a Chinese junk.
But the stern doesn’t look Chinese.
Apparently the steering system on the boat had developed a fault just below Padworth Lock and this had forced them to stop for repairs. The couple informed Jan they already owned a large Dutch barge and this boat is going to be fitted out as their workshop.