Lelystad revisited

Hoorn to Lelystad – 16.5 miles in 2 hours 40 minutes A cracking sail today. The wind kicked in for the first time with a NE4. After some shopping around Hoorn, we headed out about 10.45am. After yet another abortive attempt to pump-out and fill up with fuel (the barge …

Hobbling to Hoorn

Hindeloopen to Hoorn – 28 miles in 8 hours 20 minutes The forecast for today remained light, but with around 7-8 knots of breeze as we left Hindeloopen we were confident of sailing. The confidence was slightly misplaced as the breeze died, but we stuck with it and helped by …

Lolloping to Lelystad

Hoorn to Lelystad via Enkhuizen – 25.2 miles We started the morning with a quick walk round the harbour in Hoorn and then headed off (via the pump-out barge) round the coast to Enkhuizen. To do this requires, since 1975, going through the lock in the Houtribdijk. This was built …

Humming across to Hoorn

Edam to Hoorn – 7.9 miles in 1 hour and 55 minutes A very short passage today. On Wednesdays during July and August Edam re-enact the old cheese market in the centre of town, so we decided to go and see this. It was actually, despite being standard tourist fodder, …