Month: April 2017


Talk about excitement . . we were coming through the lifting bridges into the city (about 6 of them), and no doubt keeping all the locals entertained with my very Aussie/Western accent getting tongue tied trying to pronounce the bridge names over the VHF… Continue Reading “Haarlem”

Lisse & Keukenhof

Feeling very fresh and floral thanks to the Royal Flora Market we were keen to stop at Lisse and visit Keukenhof – Hollands other amazing flora spectacular, in-fact one of the worlds largest flower gardens (also sometimes called the Garden of Europe).  According to… Continue Reading “Lisse & Keukenhof”

Westeinderplassen & Royal Flora Holland

We had an island to ourselves again 🙂 we could sure get used to this. Very shallow water (down to 1.2m at times) in the Westeinderplassen, so shallow in-fact that we eventually caved in and turned off the instruments, namely the depth gauge and… Continue Reading “Westeinderplassen & Royal Flora Holland”


After the many hours motoring in the canals recently it was lovely to be able to sail on the Brassmermeer.  Being a Sunday there were lots of people on the water, small sailing dingy’s with kids out in them as well as small powerful… Continue Reading “Oudewetering”