We have it. In two places. One big, one small. I now remember how very important stoves on boats are. It’s probably one of the top reasons to live on a boat. Maybe the combination of flames next to water. Something about the elements, and the reflections, and the fact that they kind of cycle around each other.
Currently we are most in love with Louis, which is the small stove made by a lovely burner-maker in devon called ‘Windy Smithy’. Louis sits next to the bath and he is so wonderful, with much character and a wide hat. I know where I am with Louis, because he is modest, and simple. The big burner, double sided and all jazz hands in the front room, I am still a bit suspicious of. I think I will grow to love him when he is less shiny and new. In fact he’s already a bit better since getting grubby on the inside windows.
At the moment I am very busy with work, so I feel far from the boat world. It’s making it hard to write anything sensible, because I’m all space-less…. And the whole point is that boats give space. So maybe I’m a bit grumpy about that. (It’s my own fault!)
Sorry about the pics- they are awful, but I’m just in the process of loading proper software onto my computer so I can upload so NICE photos taken on a NICE camera.