Saturday, January 24, 2015

Merry Christmas




Two inches of snow greeted man and dog this morning but with the temperature already above freezing it'll be gone by teatime.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

No job too small




First delivery of 2015. A single oak plank, sawn, planed, jointed, then glued up for stability as it is on it's way to a bathroom.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Reitdiep, last day of 2014

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Nice to see our own barge motoring past. Thank you for the video, Maarten.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Lowering the mast


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One of the things that Claudia insisted on when contemplating a loading mast, was that it had to be able to be lowered in a few minutes - just like Antoon aboard m.s. Nynke - and raised just as easily.
Here is the proof that I have, as always, listened to her every word.
Now we are ready to leave early next morning, out of Groningen to escape the fireworks.

(Time lapse film was inspired by Dylan Winter at keepturningleft.co.uk - ;)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Fir thwarts for Kees




Kees, our steel dinghy, needed new thwarts to match his shiny new paint job.
Here we've planed and glued up a couple of fir planks.
If it stops blowing and doesn't freeze they won't get finished until next year, because we'll be off with the barge for the New Year. Hooray!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

There goes the kitchen




All carefully parcelled up and wrapped in tarps to keep it dry, the Schier kitchen sets off for Lauwersoog. There the trailer will be rolled onto the ferry and on the other side of the Waddenzee another towing hitch will be found to bring it to its new small home.
Once it has been installed we'll post more pictures.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Almost ready to bake bread.




Today the Stefano brothers (natuursteenstefano.nl) delivered this granite countertop to finish the kitchen block we have been working on these last weeks. A nice piece of work with holes in the right places for the tap, sink and induction hob.
Now it all has to come to pieces and be carefully transported to the island of Schiermonnikoog, then put back together again and connected up.