9th July 2018 – I’ve been working on Museumschip Tordino for most of the time. She is now nearly ready for opening next weekend.
Category: Daily Life around the water - page 3
6th July 2018 – We went to see the ‘Op Hoop van Zegen’ in Zelzate. She will be launched in the water next week, so this was one of the last days to take some pictures after the repairs had been done.
It is a good thing the new owner repaired the bow. Sadly enough, the yard didn’t do it properly. The shape and curve were not followed and instead of welding, a lot of silicon was used.
25th June 2018 – A special painted English boat passed by.
23rd June 2018 – A couple of my friends organized a party in Ghent. It was near the water in an old factory. A lovely location, not far from where I used to live on the Aquarel. It brought back some nice memories…
22nd June 2018 – What is better to start the weekend then having a small boat trip in Bruges…
18th May 2018 – There are new neighbours in our boat community. Time for a house warming party!
6th May 2018 – Just having a few drinks on one boat, then joining two boats a bit further and having some more! It was a great evening with several friendly people from different countries.
22nd April 2018 – I went to Maasbracht. There is a small maritime museum. I visited, went for a good meal and had a boat trip. The good thing about that last one: I was able to take pictures you couldn’t otherwise take…
At this moment, I’m adding several galleries with, previous unpublished pictures to the posts. With my new website it is easier to add pictures and keywords.
5th April 2018 – I quickly drove to the yard in Zelzate. A neighbour is on the slipway with her boat. She had a survey done and was surprisingly positive about the result! There were a few minor issues. I wanted to help, but couldn’t find the energy. Just back from the yard myself and going back with my second ship in September means enough yard work for me!
22nd February 2018 – I’m holding my hart what will happen next week. If they are right about the temperatures, it will be very cold. I’ve ordered a heat wire for around the water pipes in the bowthruster area since there is no other heating option in that room. I’m sure the Watergeus is heathed enough.
12th February 2018 – We had our annual drink to celebrate the new year. Each of us brought some drinks and we had a good chat while some fire was burning!
4th February 2018 – A friend is having his ship in Zelzate at the yard. I had a look. While I was there, I drove to Ghent to take some pictures and to see how the houseboats and its community is changing.
I just moved the whole story of the conversion of Tordino to this new website. Now I only need to move the Watergeus, Aquarel and Hornblower…. Three ships, covering a period of 9 years in total. It might take me some time…