Join us on our travels around Europe aboard our Dutch Tjalk Francoise

  • Jill Budd

    After 6 years aboard our Narrowboat Matilda Rose in the UK, we took the plunge and shipped her across to Europe. After 2 years in Europe we knew we didn't want to return to the UK so took the plunge and purchased a 1902 20 mtr Dutch Tjalk called Francoise and are now continuing our travels of the waterways of Europe in a buxom wench

  • January 2014
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Nieuwpoort, Belgium

Posted by contentedsouls on 18/01/2014

We have also confirmed with VVW Nieuwpoort Marina our lorry to water lift on the morning of Tuesday 15th April, we shall either be 2 days behind WB Avalon or 2 days infront, not yet sure but either way we’ll need at least a day to put the boat back together. Then Europe will be our oyster!
Quoted price €180 plus Vat at 21%,

Ah who are WB Avalon?

Kevin and Debbie, who have a mooring at Ely on the River Ouse were almost the instigators of this Odessy, they had leant Sue and Vic, NB No Problem their French waterways book, who then leant it to us for a few days and we were hooked, the other two partners at the original meeting of minds have since withdrawn for family reasons and we seemed to have fallen instep with Kevin and Debbie’s timings. Woohoo!

6 Responses to “Nieuwpoort, Belgium”

  1. Karl said

    So, the total cost of transportation to Belgium is the £290 + €180?


  2. Christine said

    Dear Contended Souls, I am planning to move my boat to the Continent but am still stuck in the logistics phase. Who did you use for shipping/trucking your boat? If you could let me have an email address that would really help. Thank you very much in advance.


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