3rd October 2015 – To change my minds and to update my photo collection I went to Terneuzen. Just drive around and take some pictures…
Category: Daily Life around the water - page 9
5th September 2015 – We had the chance to join for a trip on the Spits barge Low Budget. Mildred came with her kid, so we decided to get off at Beernem. Any longer is boring for a child and even me…
I showed her the Aquarel and the progress on the conversion.
21st August 2015 – What is more relaxing then sitting on the front deck of a traditional french spits barge while it is cruising on the canals? Sunny weather, no wind and the engine running smoothly…
I decided to make a movie of the skipper and the whole journey. I mounted around ten camera’s on the ship.
7th August 2015 – For the first time this year, I organized a BBQ with several of my friends who helped me during a difficult period. So many people helped me I’ll organize a second one later this month.
1st August 2015 – We had our annual Kolenkaai Feesten. All neighbours of the houses and the boat people who come together for a drink, barbecue and a concert.
18th July 2015 – Another month has passed since the last update. Once my study room on the Watergeus will be redone, I hope to update on a more regular base. I didn’t stop working since last month. Have a look at some of my progress.
10th July 2015 – With some friends, we had a small boat trip on the canal. It really felt like living the old days again. Being on the water and making use of it, just having fun and not thinking about working.
31st May 2015 – I have been in London for two days. Saw some friends, had a BBQ on a boat with musicians, artists and actors. It was great!
What have I been doing the last month. I worked a lot, mostly on the Aquarel and the Watergeus. I didn’t had any time so far to make updates to my blog. I will try to do this the next couple of days!
10th May 2015 – I’m just back from a small holiday with my parents. I went to Maastricht. During one of the boat trips, I discovered a small canal with houseboats. Lovely to see.
16th April 2015 – It has been in the news and sadly enough I have to confirm it. My friends ship was lost in a fire while moored alongside the Watergeus. This happened last week, the 7th April. Nobody was wounded but the damage is severe. The yacht is lost and was salvaged yesterday. My ship will be repaired in the near future when the insurance is arranged.
A simple diesel heather caused the fire. This can happen to everyone. What saved the Watergeus was the quick response of the neighbours that cooled down my ship with water. One of them used a pump, the other one the street connection. Without their response there would be no Watergeus left!
Regular updates on my blog about the conversion of the Aquarel and my other projects will continue again in May.
2nd March 2015 – With the idea of buying another bakdekkruiser, I decided to write down the conversion on the Escapade and where it failed for me. It will be published the next couple of days. In the meantime I abandoned the project since the ship I visited last week is to far gone. Sad, but it is wiser to put my money in the finishing of the Aquarel.
16th February 2015 – There was now a period where I nearly worked every evening. It is nice to see how much progress you can make. With a finished ceiling, the walls nearly done and more or less a clean hold, it feels great. I don’t want make a list of what has to be done, but I’m starting to feel I have control again on the project.
4th January 2015 – Taking pictures for future generations is important. A lot of ships go to the scrapyard or are getting converted to a floating object, you will never recognize their origin. I went to Furnes to take some pictures. A blue sky, not to cold and dry. The perfect weather for a relaxing afternoon!
21st December 2014 – As usual, it is busy and my body isn’t recovering from a cold as it should be. I wonder why…
Progress is slow on the Aquarel, I’ve done some more insulation, cleaning up, T&g and I mounted the chimney piece for the diesel heather in the hold.
1st December 2014 – A special day for some people, me included. I worked aboard the Aquarel in the morning and then drove to Izegem, where we dry-docked this ship with the help of a crane.