Month: August 2022

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.

Tordino – Anchor

2nd August 2022 – My mother cleaned the front of the ship, namesigns and the canal side of the ship. That side urgently needs some attention!  I chipped the anchor on the front deck. An anchor I got from a neighbour, the same neighbour who later complained it was in front of the Watergeus. Well now it is aboard Tordino and it will remain there for a long period!