Message to followers

Having spoken to some of my followers I understand that it has been difficult if not impossible to leave any comments on the Blog.  This has left me wondering if anyone is actually following. I have now altered the settings on the blog and hopefully it will now be possible to leave comments and I would be very grateful if...

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Preparing to leave Gent

All our visitors have gone now, family and friends.  We really enjoyed the visits but the attention has now shifted to the summer, and what we have to do to get ready to leave our winter mooring. It is funny how little things can really cheer you up.  I had a problem with our wood burning stove over the last...

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Winter Mooring at Portus Ganda-Gent-Belgium

It struck me recently that I have not discussed the benefits or otherwise of wintering in Gent and in particular Portus Ganda. It is a new facility with room for approx 30 boats, although these are mainly on finger moorings suitable for up to 14 meter length although there are a number of spaces along the walls for  larger boats....

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Still cold

Woke up to another frozen sceen this morning.  It is very pretty but getting a bit boring now and we are longing for the warmth of spring sunshine.  As luck would have it we didn’t need to fill the water tank this morning. The really good thing about being in the center of a large town or city is that...

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The ice and snow are back

We woke up this morning to a winter scene that we thought had been left behind last month.  It is very beautiful out there but I am begining to yearn for the warmth of summer, I am sure I suffer from SAD from time to time and that is why we celebrate the winter solstice every year as it ushers...

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