We’ve got a solid fuel stove on board with a back boiler connected to a calorifier. The calorifier supplies hot water to the boat and a heating circuit to two radiators.
In time we’ll upgrade all the pipework so that we can pressurise the system to improve the effectiveness and efficiency.
Two young swans regularly visit the houseboat in the morning. They live on a floating reed bed on South Dock Marina.
We’re slowing ticking jobs off the bathroom to-do list fitting jobs in around work, travel and play. Next up grouting, then painting, paneling and flooring.
Shot at night from South Dock Marina, Greenland Dock across to Canary Wharf.
A view through the bathroom porthole across to the flats around the edge of Greenland Dock.
A lovely old wooden fishing boat moored up alongside Zeelands Luister.
Dan on deck as the sunsets over South Dock Marina and Canary Wharf.
Zeelands Luister is typically very stable. She sits low in the water and weighs around 25 tonnes. However on 28 October 2013 there was a major storm in the South East of England with wind speeds of up to 80mph. The mooring was tested that day.
The Thames Clipper is one of the best kept secrets on the River Thames. The river boat service run daily and stops along the river from the West End to Woolwich. This is a photo of St Paul’s en route home on the last service of the day.
The bathroom in the midst of the refit. There’s a new toilet to be fitted, and tiling and panelling to be completed. And then a new floor.