Languishing in the Lauwersmeer

Leeuwarden to the Lauwersmeer (Jachthaven Lunegat) – 22.7 miles. By last night there were several other yachts waiting at Leeuwarden for the Drachsterbrug to open and at 8.30am this morning they had started casting off to get round to it. Everyone seemed to be itching to get away from Leeuwarden – …

Ogling an orrery

Found out a new word today – an orrery. With some time to ‘waste’ in Leeuwarden while we wait for the Drachsterbrug to re-open, Anne and I decided to take the train across to Franeker. Franeker is close to Harlingen and on the Van Harinxma canal between Harlingen and Leeuwarden. The …

Loitering in Leeuwarden

The lesson learned from our landing in Leeuwarden is learn the language! On the way from Lemmer to Leeuwarden there was a large yellow sign. Our poor translation of the Dutch as we motored past meant that we worked out that something was closed until the 16th May. It turns out …