31st October 2011
30th October 2011: Kortrijk
I was in Kortrijk to help a friend. I took some time to have a look at the boats in Kortrijk. I forgot my camera aboard so I used my phone to take some pictures. The quality is not good!
The steering system of a traditional beurtschip from the 20's
A beurtschip built in the early 20's in the Netherlands
23rd October 2011
22nd October 2011
I have been working all day on the Hornblower. I was surprised to see how many boats passed by, knowing the season is over. One of them was a nice klipperaak from Boezinge. Sadly enough, I was to late to take a picture.
In the evening, their was a small concert of a band on one of the boats. I enjoyed it very much. It is sometimes great to be on a boat without having to work or talk about boats in general.
11th October 2011
Another visit of a barge was planned for this evening. I knew the boat, since it has been moored in Sluiskil for three years.
9th October 2011
I often join people to have a look at a ship. Today I went to Tilburg (Netherlands) to visit a Friese Praam of 14 meters. It was the first time I was in that area and found some very nice vessels. The vessel itself seemed very nice and in a good condition. I was surprised to see how much space was created in such a small ship.
The Friese praam
One of the tugs moored in the same harbour
3rd October 2011