Val Poore, formerly known as VallyP, a regular commenter on my and many others' blogs, has written a book called Watery Ways. It's reviewed on page 15 of the current (April 2013) Canal Boat.
Now I know I shouldn't be surprised. I have looked at Val's blog before and knew she was an author, but I confess I hadn't kept up-to-date with her books' progress - she has written at least three.
So what is Watery Ways about? Borrowing from CB:
"This is the story of the author's adventures amongst the historic craft in the Oude Haven harbour in Rotterdam. After a marriage break-up she is trying to make a new home aboard an unconverted ex-working barge. The harbour community supports her as she struggles to learn the language and to install a basic water and electricity supply, and refurbish the woodwork of the old cabin ... Romance and travel feature strongly ... It's a personal story, set against the background of a waterways community rather different from our own."
Sounds like one for Captain Ahab to read and review.
Val, I wish you every success with your writing.