Saturday, 22 March 2008

À vitesse de croisière, 2

Jour 5. La construction de péniches à Five-Miles
pour Lynn, Claude, Derek, et tout le monde.
Bien que ces bateaux soient dans le processus de construction, on nous a autorisé à regarder leurs intérieurs.
Quand le travail est complet, ils seront les plus luxueux. Sur l'achèvement, les bateaux seront roulés dans le fleuve, en utilisant un petit chemin de fer. On espère qu'il y aura de l'eau suffisante dans le fleuve pour apprécier ces belles "Maisons!"
Cruising, day 5. The construction of houseboats at Five-Miles.
Even though these boats were in the process of construction, we were permitted to look at their interiors.
When the work is complete, they will be most luxurious. On completion, the boats are rolled into the river, utilizing a small railway. One hopes that there will be sufficient water in the river to enjoy these beautiful "Houses !!"


dive said...

That's some boat!
Boatbuilding seems a strange profession in such a drought-stricken land.
Unless they know something we don't … If you see them loading animals on board, two by two, start panicking.

Maria said...

This conjures up all kinds of Mark Twain. Somehow, I don't think he would have ever envisioned these boats, though.

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Nathalie H.D. said...

Not enough true blue aussie men in shorts here for me to be completely satisfied, but I love boats so these two posts are very interesting to me.

Can't believe how low the Murray is. Will these boats end up cruising in mud ???

Just watched the "true blue" video. Ah! True blue indeed. Wonderful.

The addition of an Aborigene at the very end, almost as an afterthought, leaves a strange impression though....

claude said...

Une maison sur l'eau ! Ce doit être agréable. Vivre au fil de l'eau et du temps qui passe, c'est merveilleux ! Non ?

Cheltenhamdailyphoto said...

Men in shorts, where...? Oh. Nowhere. Uh.

Thanks for posting the interiors! Looks wonderful it seems a great way to live, as you say, if there's enough water to float upon. Can they be docked at sea or not?

Cheltenhamdailyphoto said...

I do worry about their height, nonetheless. I wouldn't want to be in it having the gales we're having here at the moment!

Anonymous said...

Hope you haven't to bring "your" water to use them!!!

Marie said...

Purée ! Ca doit coûter une fortune un bateau pareil !

Anonymous said...

Salut je suis nouvelle sur le forum !! J'aime bien en passant l'idee :)

J'me demandais si vous connaissiez un site pour jouer a des ptits jeux et gagner de la vrai argent ???

Merci dme repondre j'ai perdu mon ancien site ou jmamusais pour passer le temps

A+ merci davance :)