Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Back in the water again







Yesterday, the Luxor slipped smoothly down the ramps and back where it belongs - in the water. After a quick check to make sure there were no pin prick leaks after all the welding, Koos manoeuvred neatly round the harbour and back into position. We are all rather pleased with the week's efforts..after being the ugly duckling of the harbour and largely ignored by visitors, the tourists were busily snapping as the Luxor sported a newly shining and blackened hull, a beautiful red strip and a gleaming engine room (thanks to Mo, Craig and a crew of press-ganged friends for this last contribution!) There's still lots to do, but it's been in need of a major makeover for quite a while. In two weeks time, it's the Vereeniging's turn. On Thursday, however, I am off to Spain for five days, so will be out of touch for a week, so keep well one and all. Lots of love from a wonderfully sunny and warm Rotterdam.



15 comments:

  1. a'hoy matey! She looks beautiful. Sure wish I had your travel itinerary.

    xo

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  2. There she is after her bath! Crystal clean!

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  3. Have a fantastic trip in Spain, Vally!

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  4. Oh, and the spring really has come when the Luxor is back in the water, hasn't it? Hope it has a good sailing season this year.

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  5. OMG... I went to the shed where I store my boat last Saturday and I could have walked miles and miles on the ice...
    Happy boating and enjoy yourself in Spain!

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  6. The Luxor looks beautiful, Val.

    Have a wonderful time in Spain!

    xx
    AM

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  7. Hi Val,

    congratulation to the barge. It's look beautiful. Have a great and safe trip to spain.

    Love
    Stefan

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  8. Luxor looks fabulous after the maintenance/make-over!
    Those vessels are a lot of work, by the sound of it.
    But I imagine it's quite the labour of love.

    xx

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  9. The Luxor looks hot! Have fun in Spain! Cannot wait for photos and descriptions of experiences! It is really a beautiful place!

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  10. I dont think Luxor is an Ugly Duckling, She looks a classic and its a great feeling one dry dock is complete. Looks good and well done to all

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  11. Hope there's no rain in Spain...

    xx

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  12. Thanks a million for your good wishes one and all. I'm back again now and had a wonderful time in Spain. See new post for further details!

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  13. And thanks too on behalf of the Luxor! She certainly looks shiny and proud back in the harbour now ;-)

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