16th January 2021 – They predicted snow and they were right. We had some snow today, well a lot of snow for Belgian standards. I took some pictures and inspected the Stern. Everything was fine, but I keep the heating on until tomorrow.
9th January 2021 – It was a very cold night. We noticed it last night when decks were frozen. The canal was back on its normal water level but it had frozen very hard. I wasn’t expecting it to be so cold, so I hadn’t put on the heating on the boats. I quickly put them on but there was no damage!
8th January 2021 – Water was again very low but when I arrived in Bruges, I was surprised to see the Stern hanging in its ropes and the Watergeus being grounded. I heard from two other neighbours they were also touching the bottom of the canal with their barge.