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photoblog image ....Boat Friday Rotterdam

....Boat Friday Rotterdam

 

This is the Watergeus built in 1929..... still going strong....

....Boat Friday Rotterdam

 

This is the Watergeus built in 1929..... still going strong....

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Wow - now that's pretty amazing!
Picturit: I thought so too, Elizabeth. Great to see.
Astrid.
Wow, it looks well loaded, Astrid.
Picturit: It sure is, Frank. It also can carry coal and gravel. These are the "working-horses" among these barges.
Astrid.
Man alive, Astrid. More "low in the water" you almost cannot get! It makes my back hurt (swayback!). Good catch.
Picturit: Thank you, Ginnie. This is just amazing how this works with boats. This one is designed to be filled up to the brim.
Astrid
  • Martine
  • France
  • 20 Jul 2018, 06:37
On dirait que le bateau va couler.
Picturit: These ships are made for this kind of cargo, Martine. It is amazing how much they can take.
Astrid.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 20 Jul 2018, 06:46
Such lively colors! I like the motion in the boat...great capture.
Picturit: Thank you, Bonnie. Harbours like this are for me photographer's heaven, so much to see.
Astrid.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Jul 2018, 06:47
Oh, how low in the water - it must have loaded very heavy goods. A wonderful Boat Friday image - and a good impression of Rotterdam's container harbour, Europe's biggest harbour!
Picturit: This is always a majestic view of a work-beast, Philine. It is amazing how this works. Rotterdam harbour is a wonderful place to be.
Nowadays it is #3 in the world.
Astrid.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 20 Jul 2018, 06:52
Don't put anything more in it Astrid - IT'LL SINK!!
Picturit: I know, Chris... don't you think this is amazing... and it goes as it goes...
The cargo is sand, they also do coal and gravel.
Astrid.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 20 Jul 2018, 07:01
Are your rivers low, like the Danube?
Picturit: Yes indeed, Philine already mentioned that they use now smaller boats, so that means more expensive if the nee now 3 boats for normally 1 boat.
Now we are happy with our locks, they keep everything closed, so that no too much water is going into the sea.
However, some of the dykes are drying out and cracks might come in, so the dyke patrol is doing overtime now, people walk the dykes to see if damage is done and they can repair it.
Astrid.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 20 Jul 2018, 08:45
I spy an Astrid container. This ship sits very low in the water, it must be carrying something heavy.
Picturit: I am shipping mud out of the country wink...
The ship is carrying sand. I know it does also coal and gravel, all in bulk.
Astrid.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Jul 2018, 10:39
Some kind of submarine in disguise.
Picturit: You can say that, Louis. It is just amazing how they dare, but I think they know what they do.
Astrid.
It will be swamped if a large wave comes along, Astrid. Amazing that it is still active after all those years.
Picturit: I think they will cover it up like this on is. http://picturit.shutterchance.com/image/2018/02/02/boat-friday/
This is proof that when you treat your boat good and maintain, it will work for you.
Thank you, Beverly.
Astrid.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Jul 2018, 15:45
It gives the impression that it's sagging in the middle. It has a very low freeboard but then I guess it only operates on calm water. Good to know that it;s still going despite its age.
Picturit: Alan, maybe you remember this picture? http://picturit.shutterchance.com/image/2018/02/02/boat-friday/
These boats can have a lot of cargo, however I think they will cover her up in stormy and rainy weather. Now this load is sand, it does gravel, coal, all bulk cargo, no containers. I love seeing these "work horses" and love the sound of them.
Astrid.
It is certainly very low in the water, and so much larger than our canal craft as you know.
Picturit: Yes I know, these are the "big boys" of the canals. I love the sound of the engines when I hear them coming by. I often watch them on the river in Gorinchem.
Astrid.
Quite a boat and look at all those Ginnie Cranes!
Picturit: Ginnie was in (Crane) Heaven all day HA...
Astrid.
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 20 Jul 2018, 18:29
they are surely utilizing this journey to the max, Astrid. i see after your work, now you have joined the container business grin
Picturit: This one is designed to carry bulk goods, like sand, gravel, coal. This ship is used to hard work and being filled to the rim.
Yes, I am looking around if that is a new kind of business for me grin..
I am far too happy to have none business at all wink
Astrid.
You and Graeme seems to be on the same page today...
Picturit: I don't know Graeme, I assume he had an almost sinking boat too..
Astrid.
  • Anne
  • Franc
  • 22 Jul 2018, 06:08
On dirait vraiment qu'il va couler!
Picturit: It is amazing how much these boats can carry.
Astrid.
Wow, now that's a load!
Picturit: That is heavy duty here and I am always impressed how they do it, Robin.
Astrid.

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