Posts Tagged ‘River barges’

Another highlight of my day at the Tall Ships Festival was some smaller barges which was also present on the river.




Seeing these barges which were once a familiar sight on the rivers of this country reminds me of a rather unique birdwatching trip I did many years ago on the River Blackwater in Essex. A barge similar to these served both as a mobile hide as well as accommodation and enabled us to get into some otherwise pretty inaccessible places on the estuary and all with no travelling or walking. It was a truly lovely way to travel and very restful.