Inside the narrow boat

Several people have asked to see pictures of the inside of the Duchess’ boat.  I only have a couple and they don’t do justice to its cosy comfort, but here they are.  The first was taken on Boxing Day 2 years ago.  The people in the picture are 3 of my grandchildren.  James, standing, lives in the States.  Since that photo he has married and will soon be the father of a baby boy.  Elizabeth has on earmuffs (it was chilly).  Since that photo she has spent more than a year in Africa working with disabled orphans.  Tom is seated.  Since the photo he has finished Cambridge and will go to drama school in the fall.

Inside the narrow boat

Inside the narrow boat


The second picture I took on my recent trip.  It is looking in the opposite direction from the photo above.

Looking toward the engine

Looking toward the engine


Here are two pictures of the river and the view from the boat.

Swan on the river

Swan on the river

the river from the boat

the river from the boat

This entry was posted in Day to day and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

10 Responses to Inside the narrow boat

  1. Grannymar says:

    I had a friend who lived on a boat like that year round. I think he still has it.

    It all looks very peaceful on that river.

  2. Jan says:

    It’s a lot more comfortable looking on the inside than I expected. She certainly has a lovely view!

  3. wisewebwoman says:

    Oh that is amazing I can’t believe there’s a firestove there. Must be very cosy in the winter. Is it wood?
    What I love is the efficient use of space.

  4. Welcome back! It sounds like a wonderful trip, with good work, good food, and good people.

  5. Darlene says:

    Thank you for posting these photos. The boat looks like a fun place to live. I can imaging being rocked to sleep at night if another boat goes by.

  6. herhimnbryn says:

    Oh this takes my thoughts back to my late teenage years when I spent much of my spare time on a Narrow boat. You and your daughter may be interested in this blog………………….

  7. Mage Bailey says:

    Oh marvelous and brave. I gave up a big house and garden for a boat once, and today from my gardenless condo admit I don’t miss it or the watery problems. What happened to my sense of romance, I wonder.

  8. Thank you so much for sharing. I was hoping we would get to see the inside. It’s lovely.

  9. Annie says:

    Oh lovely! I was having a hard time imagining how one would orient the inside to be comfy. Its fairly obvious now with the photos!

  10. Dick says:

    Oh, how I covet that narrowboat! Enjoy, Duchess…

Comments are closed.