It seems that our days in the shipyard are finally coming to an end. There has been a flurry of activity with parts, boxes are workmen in every room, hatch and trapdoor. Light fixtures are being installed, drills are going and the carpenter has completed his work with magic. Our tiny bathroom has become functional with hooks, racks and a mirror. It is starting to feel like home.
Our deck space is limited at this time as the back deck is missing a large hatch and workmen are still working below in the engine space. They did manage to instal a bracket for our little cockpit table and when it gets warmer it will have an umbrella.
Most barges, skûtjes and larger boats show off with an assortment of plants and flowers; some even have small gardens in pots. Others grow herb gardens indoors. My stubborn Dutch garden genes have refused to kick in, but I can handle a few flowering plants on deck and will buy my herbs at the supermarket.
In Zonder Zorg's bow is our anchor winch, strong and sturdy and beside it my first boat plant. My watering bucket is also ready to go; the Dutch have told me that canal water is excellent for plants.