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Haarlem - Windmill

SC2017 WK7: Amsterdam to Middelburg – Passage Notes

Itinerary:  Amsterdam – Haarlem – Leiden – Dordrecht – Willemstad – Zierikzee – Veere – Middelburg. Crew:  John Halliday (S), Terry Kellett (M), Alice Halliday Passage planning on the Standing Mast Route can be quite daunting for skippers used to dealing only with tidal gates.  In addition to several locks…
Leaving Les Sables d'0lonne

La Rochelle to Pornic

First leg of the return:  La Rochelle - Saint-Martin-de-Ré - Les Sables d'Olonne - Ile d'Yeu/Port Joinville - Ile Noirmoutier/L'herbaudière - Pornic. Crew John & Alice, Jonathan and Chris. [caption id="attachment_2191" align="alignleft" width="604"] Bridge to Ile de Re[/caption] A great week in spite of wind on the nose on all but the last…

Summary of two weeks cruising Brittany and Atlantic coast France

It has been a lovely two weeks in an area where we have been spoiled for choice for interesting cruising destinations. It would be possible to do it again without any repeat stopovers, but some places cry out to be re-visited. The weather has been less inspiring, since we ordered…

Brittany Cruise Week 4 – Benodet to Pornichet – thunder, rain and fog!

An atypical summer cruise day.....  Bikinis (misprint, or ironic? - Ed) are to keep off the strong sun and vertical rain in the tropics aren't they?  Read on! It was a simple plan, just leave Sauzon, a lovely small island harbour on Belle Isle at 11am in order to sail…
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