On Saturday the departure was at 8am and it took 13.5 hours to sail 78 miles to the island of Vlieland. North wind was still blowing and we were sailing for most of the day. During the day it was
Enkhuizen 11.6. – 12.6.
The Frisian islands stayed behind when we were departing from Vlieland towards IJsselmeer and the harbour of Den Oever. We decided to skip Den Helder which we originally planned to visit as well. Den Helder seems to be a stopover
Suwena in Cape Horn, no no in Hoorn 13.6. – 14.6.
We are not Cape Horners yet but we gained some nice experiences while visiting the city of Hoorn. This idyllic North-Holland town has been making the history since back in 1615. The Dutch merchant Jacob Le Maire persuaded his home
Volendam and Edam 15.6.
It is only a 10 nautical mile jump from Hoorn to Volendam. Again during the short sail we got watered by the rain but afterwards the Sun was shining for the rest of the day. When we were entering the
Amsterdam 16.6. – 20.6.
There were a huge amount of boats on a Sunday sail when we made a short hop from Volendam to Amsterdam. It only took a passage through Oranjesluizen lock and we were on lake IJ. Our destination, marina Sixhaven is
On Staande Mast route from Amsterdam to Gouda 20.6. – 21.6.
The Dutch are the boating people. There are 6000 kilometres of navigable waterways in Holland. There are a lot of bridges on the canals and most of them are fixed. The depth of the canals should always take a notice
Gouda 21.6. – 23.6.
For Friday evening we stayed at the lock and our idea was that we can move Suewna to Gouda centre in the morning. The morning approached and we planned the lockage when we noticed that the lock is in use
Rotterdam 24.6. – 26.6.
When we were departing from Gouda to Rotterdam, two red lights lit on a bridge over Nieuwe Gouda canal. The harbourmaster arrived and happily announced that ”the bridge is kaput”. There we were, everything ready, thinking that how long the
Charming and Historic Bruges 26.6. – 28.6.
We arrived from Rotterdam to Zeebrugge at nine o’clock in the evening. On arrival we were informed that the next upstream lockage will be at 23:30 and again our plans changed. We stayed in Zeebrugge for the night. We were
Oostende 29.6. – 2.7.
From Bruges it was first nine miles on the canals to the North Sea. After passing the port of Zeebrugge we raised the sails and it was another nine miles until we were in front of Oostende entrance. Still one