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HomeLiving Afloat: September 2012

Living Afloat: September 2012

21st September 2012

19th September 2012

While I'm continuing to convert the Hornblower, I now realise I have to do it a bit slower. My back has became worse again.

This morning, a nice small Beurtschip passed along our ships in Bruges.

11th September 2012

Just added a few pictures...

4th September 2012

After three days I barely did something on the Hornblower. I'm struggling badly with my back. My parents and friends came to help me on some occasions. I had plenty of time for planning.

Once more I realised that clamps can help you a lot when doing a job.

Today was probably the day of tjalks. I noticed three tjalks passing by.


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