Tuesday, 2 June 2015


On Monday 1st June, Dave and I paid another visit to see Ella.  We had not been to visit for about 6 weeks, so were very excited about the changes and progress we were hoping to see.

The boat is still outside and in this picture you can clearly see where the windows are going to be.

Here is the stern of the boat and after the boat has been finished, this is where the name will be painted on


Beginning at the stern of the boat, these are the steps to climb up and down to get in and out of the boat.  Each of the steps will be hinged so there will be storage space beneath them.

On the left hand side is the cupboard for outdoor coats and boots.  On the right hand side the hot water tank has been fitted.  The water can be heated by diesel when the boat is on the move or by immersion if we are moored up for a few days.

Here is the lounge area, the woodburner will go on the right hand side and the TV will go on the wall below the window.  On the other side is the L-shaped sofa with bins for more storage and two pull drawers.
You move through to the kitchen -  

The kitchen continues to look like work in progress, but we have changed our minds on the type of hob.  Rather than a standard 4 ring hob similar to those found in caravans, we have chosen a smart 3 ring linear hob which will go at the far end of the work top.
You then move on to the dining table - 

The table is in with a temporary leg to support it at the moment.  The seats will be upholstered in leather to match the sofa in the lounge.  There is a large window above the table to watch the passing wildlife or boats.
This area will also become a double bed if it is needed. You move next to the bathroom - 

The shower wall has been fitted along with the shower tray and the sliding doors are to be fitted next.
Opposite the shower is the sink and space for the composting toilet. Moving on to the bedroom - 

In the bedroom, matching walls cupboards have been fitted with wiring for reading lights on both sides.

This is the wardrobe which will house the washer/dryer, the pipe work is already in place.  There will still be a small space for hanging clothes or we might decide to have this cupboard completely shelved where clothes can be stored neatly folded.  

Opposite is another wardrobe which will have two shelves at the top and hanging space below and space on the floor for shoes.

We shall be paying another visit next week so I will make sure the blog is kept up to date, so that the changes are clearly documented.  Exciting times ahead!!!

1 comment:

  1. Great to read of all the progress, and see the excellent photos. You must be so excited, it all looks like it is really coming together. Look forward to more updates.
    We are currently on the Bridgewater Canal, enjoying, at last, some warmth! Did a side trip down to Runcorn this afternoon, not been there for ages, had forgotten how mostly rural and pleasant the arm is. Now in the countryside, meeting up with friends in Lymm tomorrow.
    Enjoy the final planning etc. x