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Caught in the Ice!

This is the second full day we’ve been caught in the ice.  Fortunately we are tied up in front of a lovely home, and not stuck in the middle of the river.  The weather is overcast and dreary with light rain.

There is a long metal pole aboard that Wilco and I use to break the ice around the hull.  It is incredibly hard work, but the only way to free us from the rivers frozen grip. Yesterday we poked and ...

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The Not-So-Calm Before The Storm

The big day finally arrived.  It’s time to move Rabelo, but our captain was not on the train he was supposed to be on.  It’s not that Wilco, Scott and I can’t move my big baby.  It’s just that none of us posses the proper license.  Scott just told me that Wilco called.  He’ll wait for the next train.  If Jan, our captain is not aboard we will leave without him.  Without a properly licensed captain Rabelo will be uninsured.

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Rabelo is Officially Mine!

Today was a very exciting day. I officially became the owner of a BFB.  For those not familiar with this yachting acronym that would be Big F-ing Boat/barge. Rabelo was built in 1929.  When we pulled the old girl out of the water, before signing the final purchase documents, the surveyor announced that she was in fine shape.   For the past 83 years Rabelo had been maintained as a treasured member of the family.

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Introducing Rabelo | The Adventure Begins

Holy shit, what have I done?  It’s four in the morning and I just bought a 127ft. barge.  Not only did I just buy a barge, but the damn thing is in France.

It all started about four months ago.  It was early in the morning.  I had gotten up to use the bathroom, and decided to check my e-mail. Had the owners accepted my offer on Rabelo.

 

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Welcome to Living Barge Travel Blog!

Welcome to Living Barge Travel Blog!

Welcome to Living Barge – my travel blog which will chronicle my adventures around the world and on my barge, The Rabelo! Feel free to weigh in, ask questions and enjoy the blog!

-Tom Miller

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