|Lucinda and me in amsterdam|
Then on Sunday evening, we charged down to our Zeeland harbour in Sas van Gent because we had to take our Hennie Ha to the boatyard in Terneuzen early on Monday morning to be lifted out for its insurance inspection. On the way, we took a detour over the Zeeland islands on a road we haven't followed before. It took us over a huge dyke with a massive set of locks in the middle that separate sea water from fresh water - a very complicated locking process. As there was an outlook point, we took the opportunity to stop and admire the evening view. It really was rather lovely.
|The Krammersluizen (Krammer locks) centre.|
|The Krammersluizen (Krammer locks)|
|The outlook point from below. We climbed to|
|Coal mountains at the canal side|
|A coal depot|
|Dust laying truck|
|Ferry across the sea canal|
When we arrived at the yard, we waited a while, but then everything started moving and before long, the Hennie Ha was floating high above the ground where it was cleaned with a high pressure hose before being put on a monster trolley and shunted into a position where we could work on it. The following photo series shows the whole process.
|Thoroughly sprayed with most of the old blacking off|
|Favourite folks - Jackie and Noel on their way.|
|Happiness is a beautiful black bottom|
Tomorrow, we will be going back in the water again and taking the Hennie Ha back to its own berth to finish off the decks and other paintwork that we don't have to hang over the side to do. That reminds me - I also have to finish off the paintwork on the Vereeniging...ho hum...a boat lover's work is never done!