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Tordino – Finishing the living room

12th November 2021 – I cleaned the living room, putting back the furniture, adding a few extension cables for my laptop, etc… Two more paintings are now on the wall. It is looking cosy. I had an old chair on the Watergeus. Together with my Christmas decoration, it is now all aboard Tordino. Ready for the winter!



Tordino – Painting

11th November 2021 – My mother gave a coat of primer in the morning and I gave a coat of finish in the late afternoon. The room is now ready. Probably the first time I’ve done such a job in less then a week! Once everything is dry, it needs a good clean.

Tordino – T&G in the extended living room

8th November 2021 – My neighbour convinced  me to put t&g. It is the only person I’ve met so far that likes t&g! Most people think I’m boring or to classical, but now someone knows what a real boat taste feels like!

I bought some t&g for the extension of the living room. The price has gone up with 5 EURO for a package. It is better to invest in wood then it is in Gold at the moment. One wall is nearly finished.

I also put a curtain between this new room and the rest of living room to avoid to have to much dust in my living part.

Vlet Djoey – Picking up the vlet of Ster der Zee

7th November 2021 – We picked up the old vlet of Ster der Zee in Bruges. A small adventure taking a lot of time. The trip to Bruges went fluently. In Bruges we had to row and tow the boat by hand for a distance of about 1000 meters. Towing it back went fine till it was making to much water…. In the end we moored it safely near land. No longer our problem. We did our duty!

Tordino – Books

29th October 2021 – I received a nice collection of books and documents of a local Pilot who used to work on the Schelde. A nice addition to the collection. Thankfully, I bought some extra bookshelves earlier this week.

Tordino – Bookshelves

27th October 2021 – Winter is coming. As every year, this is the period I’m working in the library aboard Tordino. This evening I went to Ikea and bought two extra bookshelves. This gives me space for another 200 books.

Stern – Electricity

25th October 2021 – Two sockets were mounted, the depth meter connected, a picture of a narrowboat screwed in the wall and I let run the electric heather for a while until it stopped smoking.

I added some LED lights powered by a battery and a solar panel in the mast. It was an idea from one of the neighbours.