Tordino – Cleaning and rebuilding the library and its exposition

25th September 2022 – I put the remaining cupboards of the Library of the Watergeus in the library of Tordino. It gives an extra storage addition for new books. While rebuilding some parts of the library, I now also have much more space to add new items on Houten walen to the running exhibition.

In the afternoon, we cleaned some of the presentation boxes. Slightly preparing for the next summer!

Tordino – Small jobs

23rd September 2022 – I found some time to do a few small jobs aboard Tordino. Two broken computer boxes were replaced, the library is cleaner again and a few lights were added or replaced. I made some space for new cupboards and that’s it for now…

Tordino – Open Monumentendag

11th September 2022 – It was a big success. A good amount of people came to see Tordino. Like every year many people who didn’t book tried to get in as well. This year, we tried to allow most of them to get to see the museum aboard Tordino. 

Tordino – Gutters for the wheelhouse

11th August 2022 – Between every sheet of the wheelhouse roof, there is a wooden gutter. They are still fine, but not to last another 100 years. I left enough space between the sheets and the gutter to slide an aluminium gutter in between. If it works, the rain water should no longer touch the wood. Let’s hope, since they are speaking about heavy rain next week….

An icon leaving Ostend

11th August 2022 – Since I was a child, I’ve always known this ship to be in the port of Ostend. They towed it away and it will be taken out of the water in the next couple of days. I don’t know if many people will notice the ship is gone.  It is believed to be an old Mickey, an English minesweeper from during the second World War.