Month: December 2010

Escapade – Quick paint job

11th December 2010 – Today I did a quick paint job on the yacht. I removed most of the rust and painted her. Not the perfect weather and certainly not cleaned enough, but it is important for the boats to look good, certainly over here.

Escapade – The journey to Bruges

3rd December 2010 – Imagine a foggy day with temperatures up to 13°C below the freezing point! Well that was our journey to Bruges. No snow and no wind, that was what I remembered that morning on the weather station. Temperature would even go to 2°C above freezing point.

When we left Wachtebeke, after a few minutes fog came up. It was so thick we could hardly see the bow of the ship. Barges moored along the canal and land was invisible. We sailed slowly and decided to wait till the weather was better before crossing the big canal Ghent-Terneuzen.


Escapade – Battery

2nd December 2010 – The whole day I was nervous. It was extremely cold, all the roads were dangerous. I didn’t want to take the risk of driving anywhere.

A neighbour brought a new battery for me. Thanks Jan!

I went to the shop looking for anti freeze, start pilot and other tools. Tomorrow is a big day.