Choose your berth aboard a fine old classic sailing barge on the Rio Guadiana and prepare for a holiday with a difference...
Relax, calm down and go with the flow...
|The saloon, galley, bathroom and main cabin are all full head height for someone of my height which is 5’10” or 1m78. The main cabin has a full size double bed, with two porthole windows. It is off the corridor from the saloon, after the bathroom, in front of the washing machine. There is a concertina door to the cabin for privacy, LED lighting and 240v UK power sockets.
The forward berths are in what the Dutch call the voorunder, which doesn't have full head height. Access is by passing the main cabin and washing machine where the access way is 1 metre high by 55cm wide.
In the voorunder there is a large skylight window for light and ventilation. The room is the full width of the vessel and is shared by the second and third berths. The second berth is a large (1m15 x 2m15) double bed with LED lighting, 240v UK socket and a curtain that closes for privacy.
The third berth faces the second in the voorunder, and whilst at 95cm x 2m it’s strictly speaking a single bed, it has been used by thin and affectionate couples! It too has a curtain for privacy, 240v socket and LED lighting.
The skylight gives good illumination in the voorunder - and a superb view of the stars as you’re going to sleep! Further forward in the forepeak there is another small cabin with two berths, with a separate access hatch outside on the fore deck. When there are guests aboard the skipper usually sleeps here.