Last week I posted a blog on the 100 year celebration of the Paddle steamer MV Melbourne on the Murray river with about 40 other steamers helping to celebrate its century on the river. Well this week a smaller unusual paddle steamer arrived a week late, now I dont know if it was late arriving or it did not come up to the standards of the majestic steamers the week before but anyway it arrived with due pomp and glory. Now this steamer is unusual in many ways, first it was built by a rather unusual man, not eccentric , but what we call a typical Aussie with a great sense of humour.
When he constructed the steamer it must have been in his mind to actually make it his home on water, its not designed to the usual conventional way but to his own personal likes and comforts.
The name he calls his steamer is , Willitsinkorwontit, he is known on the river as the chook man
Now to what he has on his steamboat, these are a few of the items which you will see in each of the pics below, A vegetable garden, an outdoor toilet on a lean , a clothesline on the roof, a flower garden , a woodburning stove, chandeliers, a kitchen sink , a bedroom in an old galvanized water tank, a recliner couch, an eagles nest on the roof, also you will see a windmill and gumtrees growing. Also he has an abundance of eggs as he keeps chooks on board as you will notice as well as chook poo all over the floor of the steamer . I wont describe each picture, as with close examination to detail you will appreciate the sense of humour of the owner and his love of a lifestyle on the river. Definitely my style of life.