|Just before we lost the bowsprit|
I remember the purchase of the little Hennie H as if it was yesterday. Koos drove up to Groningen on 18 May and by the end of the month we were the owners of this very pretty little barge. At this stage I had only seen photos, but exactly a month later, on 18 June, Koos and I drove up together again, our mission being to do the return trip to Rotterdam on the boat.
|Archetypal Dutch scenery|
|At our second night's mooring. Sindy on land and|
happy to be on terra firma
|Sindy on board and very unhappy|
|Arriving in Rotterdam|
|Learning things we wish we'd known before|
The Hennie H then spent a few months in the Oude Haven, during which time we learnt a lot of things about it that we would rather have known before we bought it (another story) and doing extensive repairs and painting. It was eventually in September of that year that we sailed it down to Sas van Gent and since then, it hasn't really moved anywhere except up the canal and back between Terneuzen and Zelzate, the reason being too many problems and too many months out of action at the yards.
|Being towed by The Wandering Snail from Zelzate during|