Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Marion Aagje makes it to Rotterdam



Just a very quick post to bring you these pictures of Mo and Craig's little tjalk in its new home. There's been a story worth a saga about trying to get it in to the historic harbours here, and the ending is still unsure, but meanwhile, they have found a berth over the water from us. In fact, now I've seen it I think it's great!

Welcome to Rotterdam Marion Aagje. This is the area the little barge came from and the waterways it served. It is back home where it belongs.

6 comments:

  1. Hi Val,

    ha, ha, this war a very short blogger-break.

    Great pic. I love the boat.

    Love
    Stefan

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  2. Welcome to Rotterdam Marion Aagje!
    Mo and Craig must be happy to have finally made it - although it sounds a bit wavy at the moment...

    I would say "rocky" but you seafaring folk can relate better to waves - hopefully...

    She's a good looking boat!

    xx

    ps
    what distinguishes a tjalk from a barge?

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  3. Yeah good question Dale! I agree welcome to Rotterdam!

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  4. On behalf of the Maion Aagje, thank you. She needs a lot of work but it will get there eventually. Nothing distinguishes a tjalk from a barge, only a tjalk is a type of Dutch barge. She is 119 years old and home at last

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  5. A real old lady then The Marion Aaje, I bet she could tell some tales .

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  6. What a lovely old lady. You'll so enjoy life aboard in Rotterdam, it's a very special community.

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