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HomeLiving Afloat: August 2013

Living Afloat: August 2013

19th August 2013

It has been a while since the last update. I have been working aboard the Aquarel for some time. It is hard to recognise her on the inside. The hold is now nearly empty and ready for her third life!

15th August 2013

Last time I was in Ghent to take pictures must have been last year, around this period. I was working aboard the old coffee shop boat.

I started my day at the Carron yard in Zelzate, followed by the Port Service yard in Ghent and ending on a few more houseboats at the Muide and Voorhavenlaan. It was a nice day!

6th August 2013

 


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