Tuesday, February 28, 2006

High Water

The Oude Haven, where VallyP's Vereeniging and my Luxor are moored, has an open connection with the sea, so we move up and down with the tide. During spring tide the water can go up so far that it puts the slipway and one of the terraces out of use.

Today was high time for high water.


Guest of the week
This week's guest on the slipway is a French model, a spits, that fits into the French locks with literally inches to spare.

12 comments:

Erik-Jan said...

Hi Koos,
I think I even do, solely based on photographs, recognize your ships in the harbour. You and Val are really neighbours!! If i'm right that is off-course.
I've tried but did not succeed in leaving a message at Val's blog.
I think it is lost in cyberspace now ;-(
Erik-Jan.

Koos F said...

Very good observation, Erik-Jan.
Her barge and mine can be seen indeed, but they are only recognisable by those who know what to look for!
Glad to see you've tried to leave a comment on Val's blog. Maybe there is something wrong with the delivery system. She would love to see a comment or two arrive!
Koos

Mary Beth said...

Hi Koos,

That's interesting and creepy at the same time. I'm always given an uneasy feeling when something that is supposed to be dry is covered with ocean/lake water. Maybe you know this, but when the St. Lawrence River was flooded in the 1950's, it completely engulfed some communities and everything in them (houses, roads, etc.) The water covering the terrace in your picture reminds me of a place on the St. Lawrence where a paved road goes directly into the river - basically a road to nowhere, but when you're there, it feels like a road to some sort of secret netherworld or something.

I guess that was kind of a long-winded comment for what your picture made me think of! :)

Erik-Jan said...

Hi Koos,
It finally worked. A few of my comments did finally arrive there.
Erik-Jan.

BallerinaGurl said...

Oh wow! Check out that picture! My Dad owned a houseboat he docked on Lake Powell in Arizona for the longest time. There was this terrible storm where many of the houseboats docked sunk and guess what...his was on one of them! It was really bad but the whole lake was high tide and just a messy boating season. Needless to say he decided to get into Snowmobiles and other types of motor sports and stay away from the houseboat scene for a while. I can't say I blamed him. I believe it took almost 2 years just to get the insurance money from it! What a nightmare!

Also here to let you know that while I have been uber busy and ill I am still here and would like to invite you to chat once again while In The Attic is on tomorrow! I posted the links on my blog.

Have a lovely day!
X-Molly

Koos F said...

Very encouraging comments again. I enjoy them and feel inspired to go on publishing.
Remarkable how strong feelings can be evoked by water that is not supposed to be where we find it. Most diconcerting.

Love
Koos

James Casey said...

Is that the Willemsbrug in the background?

Koos F said...

HI James,
Yes definitely the Willemsbrug!
Let's hear it, how come you know?
I see two possibilities
- you know the place;
- you've studied the (multi)map.
Am I overlooking something?
Koos

James Casey said...

I spent a night and a day in Rotterdam in early 2002; spent most of the day walking around in an area not very big; as far north as the main railway station (I was staying in an hotel very near it), as far south as the KPN building, as far west as that Windmill, and as far east as the Willemsbrug. The architecture was amazing all over the city. I saw, of course, the Kubuswoningen, the Erasmusbrug and the Starboulevard.

Erik-Jan said...

Hi Koos,
Seen the picture of the 'Spits' several times know. You know what bothers me? The portholes! And then if you really....at least take black curtains.
Erik-Jan.

Koos F said...

Hi James
The area you covered may have been limited, I still find it impressive, not only the mileage but also the exact locations with their Dutch names correctly spelled. I'm impressed!

Hi Erik-Jan
Blog was temporarily inaccessible, sorry for the inconvenience.
You are right about the blue portholes in the spits, I've made them black (reload page to see).
Better this way?

Erik-Jan said...

Much better!!!!
Already noticed it. See some other response. Also noticed the blog is on-line again.
Enjoy, greetings to Val,
Erik-Jan.