Marianne Bartram

Outboards. I’ve snapped. They’ve pulled my cord once too often. Read more


This column would have been better written on Halloween! Read more

Is it boats or me? I don’t seem able to function sensibly ashore any more. Read more


In the event that you go mad and decide to test the strength of your relationship - live on a boat! You can’t just flounce out of the front door. Read more

We had just retired and thought “Oh, let’s live on a boat, why not? After all it’s just a house that floats, isn’t it!” Read more

It could only happen on the Dart! A dinghy pulled up with three on board. I went on deck, they cheerfully announced that they were Jehovah’s Witnesses and offered me some leaflets! Read more