winter in gent

Posted from Ghent, Flanders, Belgium. Awoke this morning and all the snow has gone and most of the ice in the water.  Had to fill the water tank this morning and it was a relief not to have to put the hose in front of the fire for hours before we could use it Got some new coal yesterday and...

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Christmas and New Year in Gent

Posted from Ghent, Flanders, Belgium. Well another Christmas over and new year looming at the end of the week, before the slow wait for spring begins. The cold snap is still around but we are tending to get more rain than snow these days, however, when we do have cloud free days there is already a sense that the days...

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It’s getting colder in Gent

Posted from Ghent, Flanders, Belgium. We are in the grip of a cold snap in Gent.  I know it is cold in the UK but it is expected to get REALLY cold over here by Friday, the forecast is -3 during the day and -8 at night I suspect that the canal we are moored on will ice over by...

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WE ARE MOVING

Posted from Ghent, Flanders, Belgium. Not far, on the other side of town actually, same distance from the centre, 5 minute walk. The camera is still out of action , when we get settled in the new mooring on Monday I am hoping to be able to send pictures on the next blog. The decision to move was tricky as...

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Life in Gent

Posted from Ghent, Flanders, Belgium. Well we are here and in one piece, working out how to survive on a limited budget and enjoying being abroad. We have always travelled mainly throughout Europe and the dream is to do that at a snails pace with no need to check return flights as we can keep going until we get too...

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