For the next four days we join in with what is regarded as the very best maritime festival in Europe at Ostende.
Boats who attend are treated very well, wined and dined and entertained in return for letting the public have a look at your boat.
We are the only narrowboat here among 200 trad., sailing boats and would attract a lot of attention but, luckily for our sanity, we are six boats away from the pontoon and can hardly be seen.
On the last morning, all crews are treated to a sea voyage on a tall ship with breakfast on board. Skipper gets the chance to climb out through the netting on the bowsprit while first mate just enjoys the views of the other ships joining us out at sea.