So we are out for our first trip of the Season - a quiet anchor opposite Island Harbour on the Isle of Wight.
Next minute an eighty foot barge arrives - a pretty boat I will grant you but parked a little close I thought. The plonker, sorry skipper thought this was fine.
We were overjoyed when he told us he had a "Hen Do" onboard and had to go below to sort out his generator to power the hair dryers.
If you want to charter her for your next Hen do you can find out more at here http://www.4charter.co.uk/barges/alice.php but perhaps you can persuade him not to anchor quite so close next time ;-)