Category: Daily Life around the water

Rainy weather

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.

Moving the Anwi from the Coupure

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.


Visiting a ship in Drimmelen harbour

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.

While I was walking around I found a very nice IJselaak. It was to expensive for my budget, but on the outside it looked like a traditional conversion of the early seventies.

I would go for the ship with the most rivets….

Website nearly up-to-date

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!

Maritime expo in Gorinchem

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…

Storm damage

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.