Monday, December 3, 2012
Posted by Anne / Olly at 9:42 PM
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Time to return for the winter via Gent, always our favourite Belgian city. Ideas for Snail's decoration here perhaps although skipper's sharpening his carving tools ready for a busy winter ahead. Will publish the results when the blog re-commences with our travels next spring.
We've a lot planned but after displeasing the gods so thoroughly in 2011, daren't mention them out loud......
Posted by Anne / Olly at 1:00 PM
Loved this Art Nouveau building in Brussels. It had once been a department store and is now a museum with a seriously large collection of musical instruments. Sadly closed the day we were there so could only see tantalising glimpses of the still original interior through the windows.
Posted by Anne / Olly at 12:47 PM
Posted by Anne / Olly at 12:40 PM
We are advised not to moor in Brussels so stop at Halle, a short train ride away. The commercials pass very close to us moored on the town quay wall but mercifully very slowly with three low bridges to negotiate. This peniche powered on the reverse when the skipper remembered at the last minute that, although they had lowered the wheelhouse, they still had their car on the back deck.
Posted by Anne / Olly at 12:32 PM
We have a few weeks before we need to moor Snail up for the winter and head south to the Belgian Ardennes. On our return we decide to try out the commercially busy canal that goes through Brussels. This takes us through one of the deepest of Belgian locks, Ittre.
Out at Wisbech, back in at Terneuzen
Posted by Anne / Olly at 12:12 PM
Monday, September 3, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
And that was that. While still in dry dock, Skipper's health took a sudden and totally out-of-the-blue nose dive of life-threatening proportions leading to the 'gap year' decision.
Wanderings should resume its course in 2013.
Posted by Anne / Olly at 2:57 PM