Winter Mooring

Having realised late that a winter mooring is going to be essential shortly after we arrive in Europe in October, we quickly turned to the barge associaltion for help.
I thought it would be reasonably easy to find a mooring within a short distance of Rotterdam, however, this proved not to be the case, and we were extremly lucky to locate a last position in the center of Ghent (Gent) in Belgium. We dashed over on a day trip to check out and secure the mooring.

The mooring is a 5 minute walk from the town centre. It is a newly laid mooring with electricity and water available to all boats. It is managed by a charming couple Pierre and Martine.

After securing the mooring and paying a small deposit we walked into town for some linch and general look around. Ghent centre is currently more of a bomb site with tremendous heavy building projects going on. This didn’t distract from the beauty of the fabulous builldings, and the warmth of its people. I tnink we will be very happy here this coming winter while we plan the first years cruise.

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This post was written by Terry Barrett

Photographs by Tes


  • Martin

    Hi great to see somebody going for a adventure, love to do this myself, could you give any tips like details on type of boat. did you sail across English Channel or were you transported their or is their any where on website explains this.



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