Sunday, January 22, 2006
The Oude Haven in Rotterdam, where I have my barge, has facilities for the maintenance and restoration of barges older than 50 years.
An important part of those facilities is a slipway for out-of-the-water maintenance. As a rule a ship remains on the slipway for a week. So here is the plan: I'll keep you informed about which one is sitting there high and dry. The 'change of the guard' is mostly on Mondays, so let's say you may expect a new image every Tuesday.
Right then, here is the first of what I hope will be a long series.
This cutie is called RUUB (seems to be brief for Ruben). Built in 1915 and neatly converted for live-aboard purposes.