The title of this delightful book merely hints at the extended journey inside. Betty's Barge takes us faraway and into a peacefully adventures life exploring the historic canals of France aboard an antique Dutch motor barge. The book brings to life, in vivid color and charming detail, canal barges and the people, villages, geography and history of the canals, along with the joys and tribulations of living aboard a seventy foot long, sixty year old, floating iron mobile home?while restoring and overhauling it. A book to be savored anytime you would really rather be somewhere else. The author served in the navy and has more than thirty years of experience with boats ranging from an ocean going ketch through a Maine lobster boat to...Betty's Barge.