14th June 2019 – I joined a friend to Amsterdam. He is interested in buying a ship and wanted some advice. We were early and I decided to walk around in the marine, looking for old tugs and barges. I found a few…
Category: Daily Life around the water
10th June 2019 – I have been sitting inside the whole day because of the bad weather. Rain…. Let just hope that the whole summer won’t be like this. I really like to continue painting my two ships.
In between two showers I fixed three leaking windows on the Watergeus. Silicone doesn’t last forever…
Later in the evening, I went to the English neighbour and had a few beers, talking about boat conversions and why you should start doing such a project. Another neighbour joined a bit later.
6th June 2019 – A spits barge of 30 meters was moored in the Coupure. The owner wanted to leave and to make preparations for going to England with the ship. We helped him moving to my ship. Since I’m painting the Watergeus, we decided to put the vessel alongside the neighbour who doesn’t live on her ship. It took us a few hours since the bridges closes between 16:30 and 17:30 for traffic.
27th May 2019 – A friend wants to buy a small boat for cruising around and having some fun. He found a special ship. It looks like a sleepvlet, but was mainly used as a multifunctional work boat. The inside is a bit smaller then expected, but easy to convert.
17th May 2019 – Since January 2018 I have been working on this new website. I was moving the old content to his new system. The plan was to move everything in a few months. It took me over a year, a bit like boat planning…
Besides the conversion of the Watergeus, most content has moved and additions have been added. Comments, suggestions? Let me know!
9th May 2019 – We went to the annual expo in Gorinchem, a nice event where you learn all the new evolutions in shipping and equipment. It is also the ideal place for networking. Outside the building, a group of ship model owners were giving an explanation on their hobby and their models. There was a very nice model looking like Tordino…
7th April 2019 – In the morning, I went to the Binnenvaartmuseum in Dordrecht. While I was in the area I went shopping with my mother. In a few second hand shops I found some nice stuff for my museum.
10th March 2019 – A day to remember, at lunch time, my neighbours in Beernem called me. The boats were a bit loose because of the wind. On arrival I noticed the wheelhouse of the first boat was gone including some hatches.
In the evening when I was on the Watergeus, a few flower pots were gone, nothing special.
23rd February 2019 – I went to Wijk-Bij-Duurstede, had a meeting and made a drive around, took some pictures and went to Zelzate to the Arma.
2nd February 2019 – We went to Dordrecht. A visit to the museum in the morning and a a tour in the museum harbour in the afternoon. Sadly enough the weather wasn’t on our side.
19th January 2019 – We had our annual New year’s drink on the Terra Nova. She is moored in Vreeswijk, near Utrecht. It was a great afternoon. A person gave a nice overview of the steam paddle ships on the river Lek.
7th January 2019 – We had our annual New Year’s drink with the boat people. The weather wasn’t right, and a lot of people didn’t show up. Nevertheless, we kept it going till midnight.