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Pea Green Boat

D15184 Vita was built in 1960 by Comper and Nicholson and although diesel powered she was the last of the traditional ferries delivered. Originally in service on the Portsmouth - Gosport ferry she was kept on as a spare boat for harbour cruises until 1974 following the arrival of the more modern Portsmouth Queen and Gosport Queen in 1966. She was later purchased by Woods Cruises for use on the Thames.

Now a houseboat her present moorings are at Watchet Harbour where this shot was taken. Measuring 23.77m x 5.67m x 1.52 m she accommodates 6 people and has had a fair amount of renovation.

Information from Simplon Postcards and Alan Pease Boats

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112 comments

Nicole Merdrignac said:

Très belles photo, vue et lumière. Nicole. Bonne soirée.
2 weeks ago ( translate )

Ecobird replied to Nicole Merdrignac:

Thank you very much Nicole. Really appreciated. At least there was a little water in the harbour this time, - often when we go there the boats are stranded in the silt! Have a lovely evening and good weekend
2 weeks ago

Paulo Moreira said:

Beautiful image and colors. Excellent light. HFF
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Ecobird replied to Paulo Moreira:

Thank you very much Paulo. Really appreciated. Have a lovely evening and a good weekend
2 weeks ago

Amelia Heath said:

A rather lovely houseboat, Carol, and it's certainly an eye-catching colour.
2 weeks ago

Ecobird replied to Amelia Heath:

Thank you very much Amelia. It looks as if it has had a coat of paint since we saw it last. Have a lovely evening and good weekend ahead
2 weeks ago

S Drury said:

Very nice indeed Carol and great info also .. all liked by me here too

Wishing you an HFF and hopoe you have a good and safe weekend Carol

Steve
2 weeks ago

Ecobird replied to S Drury:

Thak you very much Steve. Really appreciated. It is a shame they have had so many problems with the silt in this little harbour, and also the partial collapse of the sea wall again. It is still a lovely place to visit though. HFF and have a lovely weekend
2 weeks ago

Jean said:

I take it they have an owl and a pussycat on board. It's a lovely scene. Beautiful light and composition.
2 weeks ago

Claudia G said:

Jolie photo et lumière !
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Sarah P. said:

Oh, what a great color! Had no idea there was such a song, thanks for the link.
2 weeks ago

José Manuel Polo said:

Buena fotografía, me gusta. La casa flotante está bien, pero el alquiler de amarre en un pantalón de un puerto deportivo aquí resulta caro. En Asterdam vi muchos, pero amarrados a la orilla de los canales.
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Christa1004 said:

Or a Granny-Smith-Apple green boat ;-)) How beautiful is the light here. HFF Carol and a warm summer weekend.
2 weeks ago

Steve Paxton said:

I like that the boat has gone through many uses and is still evolving, a real piece of history. HFF hope your weekend goes well.
2 weeks ago

Dimas Sequeira said:

Charming 60 years old ship, with good company in the marina! HFF, Carol!
2 weeks ago