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Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by kach22i, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. rubenova
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    Interesting building in the background of a motorhome article. Anyone know what/where it is? where is this.JPG
     
  2. rubenova
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  3. Tiny Turnip
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    Its the villa Augustus hotel, a converted water tower, in Dordrecht, Netherlands.
     
  4. hoytedow
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    Is that an Observatory on top?
     
  5. Tiny Turnip
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    From the hotel website
    Hotel https://villa-augustus.nl/en/hotel/#the-lantern-room
    blurb:
    The Lantern Room
    This special room on the top floor of the water tower offers access to the glass lantern on the top, by way of a spiral staircase. The view offers a broad panorama across Dordrecht. In clear weather, you can even see the Euromast in Rotterdam! From here, you can appreciate Dordrecht’s unique location, at the intersection of three rivers: the Noord, the Merwede and the Oude Maas. This is a place with spectacular light, magnificent skies and often an unforgettable sunset.
    • From €210
     
  6. rubenova
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    Very interesting. Thanks!
     
  7. hoytedow
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    For sure! Thanks!
     
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  9. Will Gilmore
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    My wife showing off some of our bees at a craft fair. Our son ordered the the single frame observation hive from a craftsman in Surbia. He had our company name painted on it along with our logo.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     
  10. ImaginaryNumber
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    Have you had any trouble keeping your bees healthy? My brother-in-law has lost a number of hives over the years.
     
  11. hoytedow
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    That is a very nice hive.
    Like.
     
  12. Will Gilmore
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    Yes. Winters in Northern New Hampshire are hard on bees. We are going into our third Winter with bees and hoping to do better than the 50% survival rate of the last two. I'm building a wind break for our 12 hives, today and planning to wrap them in foamboard insulation instead of the commercial hive cozies of past years. I expect better results. The average for the state is 50%, but I know a number of beekeepers who do better. Some of them bring the bees inside, but I'm reluctant to move our bees. I think there's a reorientation issue I don't want to put them through. Probably, they wouldn't even notice. People move hives around all the time.
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    Bees on a sugarcake Winter cover. On my back deck.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     

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    My hives, peeking out of this morning's snow cover. Good thing I got their sugar on. Bad thing I haven't got their insulation on yet. Got work to do.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     
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    An incandescent work light provides warmth. Good luck finding a bulb.
     

  15. Will Gilmore
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    You know, I grow seedlings inside, to get an early start, and I loved incandescent plant lights. Then, they got so hard to find. I bought the energy efficient florescent lights, but had to add a heating pad. Now, I use more energy then before.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     
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