Boating & Biking Adventures

Category: Netherlands

So sad…🙁

Unfortunately this is part of the adventure. You meet lovely people, spend quality time with them and all of a sudden you have to separate. The other aspect is that technical issues are part of boat life. We were all ready to throw the lines when Ralf stepped next to our boat…”it looks like our journey stops here…”. A serious engine issue which needs further investigation. We brainstormed and concluded, this will not take hours to fix but rather days/weeks. It could happen anytime to anyone but lucky here it was in the port and not at sea. Very sad and puzzled we had to leave SY “malwieder” with Inge & Ralf behind and headed out to the sea. As Inge and Ralf are able to fix literally anything and everything on their amazing boat, I am confident that we will see these great couple again in near future somewhere further South. Fair winds…  

France…we are on the way

Lucky is quite happy on board of SY Colette and gives all of us very good accompany. Today we will proceed towards France. Will be a bit choppy and we have some time to refresh our French until arrival. It will be another overnight trip but only about 125nm. Fair winds…🙋‍♂️

…IJmuiden to recharge…

192 nautical miles from Helgoland to IJmuiden.

…making good progress…

Comfortable sail into the night…

☝️ weather routing…👌

Seaman Pro is our main tool for passage planning to ensure comfortable sail during passages. It is developed by professional meteorologist, who are same time passionate sailors. Current forecast shows conditions leaving Helgoland Sunday 5am, arriving IJmuiden Monday after lunch.