As I mentioned last week, I'd ripped out the floor of my small aft cabin (we call it the roef) as it was riddled with woodworm. I've now cleared everything else out of the room, only to find they have started attacking the old cupboards and seats too. Luckily, these are all varnished, so they haven't got too far, but it's awful - a nightmare in fact. I have just now managed to order a smoke bomb from the UK to get into all the nooks and crannies that I might have missed, so I hope that once I have it, it will be the end of the little blighters.
Other than that, I've been working, as in teaching some very nice courses at the university, and also continuing with operation paint pot in my sleeping nook on the barge. It's becoming almost smart now, so I'm really pleased about that. More photos soon, but I forgot to take any this week.
Now I'm back in Zeeland again, and there are other jobs to do. At least that was the plan. Today, we intended to go to the Hennie Ha where it is moored up and give her a good clean. But roads and good intentions have a way of getting diverted down a slippery slope. We arrived at the marina, and the sun was shining, the sky was what skies in holiday brochures look like and the canal called. What could we do? There really was no choice, so we took ourselves off for a bit of a faring fix. It was just wonderful as these photos will testify.
|leaving the marina|
|Himself in relaxed mode as always|
|A regular at the Cargill plant|
|large commercial heading towards Terneuzen|
|Us steaming across the canal|
|to s small side branch harbour|
|where we watched the ships pass|
|Also heading for Terneuzen|
|Coal barges being pushed south|
|following the biggies|
|for a distance up the canal until we turned|
|And headed back past the regular visitor|
and back to base