Barging in Europe: Living Without A Car

04 Jan

A couple of years ago my mountain biking friends Dave and Becky ran off to Europe for a life plying the canals and rivers on a custom-built barge they aptly named Wanderlust. While they adapted quickly to the boat’s tight quarters and living car-free, some things weren’t so easy. They saw photos of me shopping by bike, asked a few questions, and now have made space on board for something to take the hassle out of car-free shopping: a bike trailer. Here is the story of their trailer, re-blogged from their Wanderlust blog.


Our Croozer in its cart configuration Our Croozer in its cart configuration

Though some barges are designed to carry a car on board, Wanderlust does not have the capability. This means that when we cruise about the waterways, we are car-free. Surprisingly, we don’t miss having a car. In fact, we find the absence of a car to be liberating. But in truth, not having a car does make the practical day-to-day necessities more challenging. Life without a car requires more planning.

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Posted by on January 4, 2015 in Gear Talk, Travel


2 responses to “Barging in Europe: Living Without A Car

  1. matt

    January 4, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    I was just about to ride into Los Gatos to finish my late Christmast shopping. Now I can’t stop reading their Wanderlust blog. Thanks for ruining my day. 🙂

    • ladyfleur

      January 4, 2015 at 12:47 pm

      But wait, there’s more! Dave has a blog of their daily life too, most recently including a mountain biking trip in Sedona and architecture and bridges in London. More great photography.


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