|Peter and Angela|
We were looking for a <24m dutch barge which led us initially to the mudflats of Woodbridge, then Friesland and Dijon and a lot of points in between. As newcomers to the barge world we decided we needed a 'safe' option while we learnt the ropes, so we bought a 17.4m Sagar replica barge now named Kotare (Maori for Kingfisher). As Kotare is relatively new she will stand the inevitable bumps of our steep learning curve
While waiting for possession we both got our ICC/CEVNI certificates (helmsman licences) - Angela got a radio op licence and Peter did an RYA diesel engine course - keeping cows was easier.