Britespark goes Dutch http://feeds.tripsailor.com/rss/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch Gosport - Tulips - Clogs - who knows where next? en-US Mon, 24 Aug 2009 00:20:00 +0200 Home Again! - Portsmouth http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/13816-home_again_portsmouth http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/13816-home_again_portsmouth britespark 50.792 -1.09863 geo:lat=50.792 geo:long=-1.09863 50.792 -1.09863 <div class="maincontent"><p>After being away for nearly 4 months it felt odd as we entered Portsmouth Harbour &#8211; nice thought by the Navy to send out a boat to greet ...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/6727/da2f09245b5ac_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Sun, 23 Aug 2009 00:10:00 +0200 Rye to Chichester http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/13815-rye_to_chichester http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/13815-rye_to_chichester britespark 50.7964 -0.895386 geo:lat=50.7964 geo:long=-0.895386 50.7964 -0.895386 <div class="maincontent"><p>Back in the familiar waters of the South Coast, we travel West towards the Solent.&nbsp; En Route we stop briefly at Eastbourne and Brighton.. ...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/6725/064999720460b_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/6726/010dd535132be_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Tue, 18 Aug 2009 00:00:00 +0200 Boulogne to Rye http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/13814-boulogne_to_rye http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/13814-boulogne_to_rye britespark 50.95 0.733333 geo:lat=50.95 geo:long=0.733333 50.95 0.733333 <div class="maincontent"><p>Brr Brr &#8211; the alarm rings at 5.30 andwe are up, today we will cross the channel and weave our way between the shipping once again.. The c...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/6723/e07d7a69abf6a_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/6724/36faff4f188bb_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Sat, 15 Aug 2009 23:50:00 +0200 Gravelines to Boulogne http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/13812-gravelines_to_boulogne http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/13812-gravelines_to_boulogne britespark 50.6947 1.62598 geo:lat=50.6947 geo:long=1.62598 50.6947 1.62598 <div class="maincontent"><p>Headed out of Gravelines in bright sunshine but pretty soon the mist descended,we kept everything crossed that it wouldn&#8217;t turn in to a s...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/6720/6c0c34ebd6423_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/6721/14a7322dde966_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/6722/ac4ca1825e796_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Thu, 13 Aug 2009 23:40:00 +0200 Nieuport to Gravelines http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/13810-nieuport_to_gravelines http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/13810-nieuport_to_gravelines britespark 50.9973 2.11899 geo:lat=50.9973 geo:long=2.11899 50.9973 2.11899 <div class="maincontent"><p>Pressing on now we head on in to France.&nbsp; We had never been to Gravelines before so that made the decision for us.&nbsp; The Shell Pil...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/6718/b0f2d87365fca_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/6719/76c622a24bff9_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Tue, 11 Aug 2009 23:30:00 +0200 Middelburg to Nieuport http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/13809-middelburg_to_nieuport http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/13809-middelburg_to_nieuport britespark 51.1466 2.74109 geo:lat=51.1466 geo:long=2.74109 51.1466 2.74109 <div class="maincontent"><p>Wow! with Vlissengen behind us we head out in to the Westerschelde with 20 plus knots on the beam.. waves for the first time in months! Both of us ...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/6717/876d6bae0586b_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Sun, 09 Aug 2009 23:20:00 +0200 Veere to Middelburg http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/13808-veere_to_middelburg http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/13808-veere_to_middelburg britespark 51.5079 3.59665 geo:lat=51.5079 geo:long=3.59665 51.5079 3.59665 <div class="maincontent"><p>Up anchor on a beautiful still morning! We managed a short drift under just the genoa until the wind died completely and we had to resort to using ...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/6707/97795b2577554_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/6708/6a76f1dd01efe_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Sat, 08 Aug 2009 23:10:00 +0200 Goes to Veere http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/13807-goes_to_veere http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/13807-goes_to_veere britespark 51.5451 3.66407 geo:lat=51.5451 geo:long=3.66407 51.5451 3.66407 <div class="maincontent"><p>We joined the convoy out of Goes to make the 10.00 am bridge;&nbsp;then trundled our way back down to the Verse Meer. The Meer was much busier ...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/6706/82bb8f21e4b90_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Thu, 06 Aug 2009 23:00:00 +0200 Yerseke to Goes http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12705-yerseke_to_goes http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12705-yerseke_to_goes britespark 51.5105 3.88916 geo:lat=51.5105 geo:long=3.88916 51.5105 3.88916 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Goes is a place that we did not stop at on the way north and consequently we promised ourselves a stop on the way back. It was a great ...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3875/8edc232701d8c_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3876/7f620fce8be7c_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Wed, 05 Aug 2009 22:56:00 +0200 Krabbenkreek to Yerseke http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12704-krabbenkreek_to_yerseke http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12704-krabbenkreek_to_yerseke britespark 51.519 3.97705 geo:lat=51.519 geo:long=3.97705 51.519 3.97705 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Yerseke is reckoned to be the mussel capital of the Netherlands and has a large Haven dedicated to the mussel boats. As the mussel is n...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3873/54b5e6d4984e3_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Tue, 04 Aug 2009 22:52:00 +0200 Willemstad to Krabbenkreek http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12703-willemstad_to_krabbenkreek http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12703-willemstad_to_krabbenkreek britespark 51.6078 4.13086 geo:lat=51.6078 geo:long=4.13086 51.6078 4.13086 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Today we negotiated the two big commercial locks Volkeraksluis and Krammersluizen. Both have separate yacht locks but they only have a ...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3871/de34e084a07d7_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3872/dde482a4e1577_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Fri, 31 Jul 2009 23:36:00 +0200 Spui to Hellevoetsluis http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12701-spui_to_hellevoetsluis http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12701-spui_to_hellevoetsluis britespark 51.8256 4.14185 geo:lat=51.8256 geo:long=4.14185 51.8256 4.14185 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Perfect morning, we drifted down the river and into the lake of Haringvliet. Really ,large lake, if we had any wind, it would be great ...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3870/e99ef78a817ad_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Fri, 31 Jul 2009 22:50:00 +0200 Hellevoetsluis to Willemstad http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12702-hellevoetsluis_to_willemstad http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12702-hellevoetsluis_to_willemstad britespark 51.8256 4.14185 geo:lat=51.8256 geo:long=4.14185 51.8256 4.14185 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Wind and rain behind us the morning turned out warm, sunny and a pleasant force3.<span>&nbsp; </span>We had a nice sail... Wed, 29 Jul 2009 23:26:00 +0200 Rotterdam to WSV Blinckvliet http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12700-rotterdam_to_wsv_blinckvliet http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12700-rotterdam_to_wsv_blinckvliet britespark 51.7984 4.24622 geo:lat=51.7984 geo:long=4.24622 51.7984 4.24622 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Left City Marina, and called Erasmus Bridge, we were the only boat waiting for him to open at 11am, closure of this bridge takes quite ...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3869/6c8aad9b03b1d_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Mon, 27 Jul 2009 23:16:00 +0200 Day in Rotterdam http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12699-day_in_rotterdam http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12699-day_in_rotterdam britespark 51.9089 4.49821 geo:lat=51.9089 geo:long=4.49821 51.9089 4.49821 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Well, to visit Rotterdam was never top of our list, but we came primarily because it was somewhere new. Weather was great and we did a ...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3867/0b695af561c6d_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3868/44b55d9704698_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Sun, 26 Jul 2009 23:06:00 +0200 Aalsmeer to Rotterdam http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12698-aalsmeer_to_rotterdam http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-blog-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12698-aalsmeer_to_rotterdam britespark 51.9089 4.49821 geo:lat=51.9089 geo:long=4.49821 51.9089 4.49821 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Left the marina at 9am, could not believe the size of the convoy that we joined at the first bridge. I counted 20 boats ahead of us, al...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3865/2cdda483e661e_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3866/4e86d7e3f6e1b_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Thu, 23 Jul 2009 22:56:00 +0200 Haarlem to Aalsmeer http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12584-haarlem_to_aalsmeer http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12584-haarlem_to_aalsmeer britespark 52.2623 4.75159 geo:lat=52.2623 geo:long=4.75159 52.2623 4.75159 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Joined a convoy going south out of Haarlem at 9am. Rained all morning, but was warm. Many bridges later, we anchored in Grote Poel, for...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3445/51362473717cb_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3446/273fea6f05e3c_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3447/dbce2052751b4_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3448/4734729e6720a_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Wed, 22 Jul 2009 22:54:00 +0200 Monnickendam to Haarlem http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12583-monnickendam_to_haarlem http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12583-monnickendam_to_haarlem britespark 52.379 4.63074 geo:lat=52.379 geo:long=4.63074 52.379 4.63074 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>We were up at 6am and out of the marina before 7, so that we could make all of the locks and bridges in time to get to Haarlam. Just ab... Tue, 21 Jul 2009 22:51:00 +0200 Hoorn to Monnickenham http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12582-hoorn_to_monnickenham http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12582-hoorn_to_monnickenham britespark 52.4476 5.04822 geo:lat=52.4476 geo:long=5.04822 52.4476 5.04822 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Up early as Chris and Leszek have to be in Amsterdam this evening for their flight back to Luton.<span>&nbsp; </span>Ba... Mon, 20 Jul 2009 22:45:00 +0200 Edam to Hoorn http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12581-edam_to_hoorn http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12581-edam_to_hoorn britespark 52.6314 5.07843 geo:lat=52.6314 geo:long=5.07843 52.6314 5.07843 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Another great sail across the Markermeer, arrived Hoorn in record time. When we turned the engine on, Chris was concerned that we had s...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3443/f4d54f7753cea_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3444/baba401e4b574_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Sun, 19 Jul 2009 01:19:00 +0200 Monnickendam to Edam via Marken http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12580-monnickendam_to_edam_via_marken http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12580-monnickendam_to_edam_via_marken britespark 52.4619 5.02762 geo:lat=52.4619 geo:long=5.02762 52.4619 5.02762 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Set off to show our friends some of our favourite places. Which they really enjoyed.</span></p></div> Thu, 16 Jul 2009 01:09:00 +0200 Edam to Monnickenham http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12579-edam_to_monnickenham http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12579-edam_to_monnickenham britespark 52.4619 5.02762 geo:lat=52.4619 geo:long=5.02762 52.4619 5.02762 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Absolutely no wind, motored all the way. Did a quick tour of M&rsquo;dam, a bit of deck swabbing, and a lot of sitting in the sun! ... Tue, 14 Jul 2009 00:59:00 +0200 Muiden to Edam http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12578-muiden_to_edam http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12578-muiden_to_edam britespark 52.5095 5.06744 geo:lat=52.5095 geo:long=5.06744 52.5095 5.06744 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Back across the Markermeer to Edam, just for a change, perfect amount of wind, blowing us straight into the Edam canal. We went back so...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3441/7c443b7c5668c_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3442/258b3f3357a22_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Mon, 13 Jul 2009 00:49:00 +0200 Amsterdam to Muiden http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12470-amsterdam_to_muiden http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12470-amsterdam_to_muiden britespark 52.3379 5.07019 geo:lat=52.3379 geo:long=5.07019 52.3379 5.07019 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Sailed across the Markermeer to Muiden via Pampus, one of the forts built to protect Amsterdam. Muiden is quintessentially Dutch as you...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3185/fcf5cd60b00fc_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3186/07332f8069cfc_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3187/c20ec17559a1c_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Wed, 08 Jul 2009 00:39:00 +0200 Zaandam to Amsterdam http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12468-zaandam_to_amsterdam http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12468-zaandam_to_amsterdam britespark 52.3722 4.89441 geo:lat=52.3722 geo:long=4.89441 52.3722 4.89441 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Short hop in loads of wind to Sixhaven Marina again. Marina totally rammed full as the Dutch are now on their holidays! It just isn&...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3184/9665efb22940a_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Tue, 07 Jul 2009 00:29:00 +0200 Alkmaar to Zaandam http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12467-alkmaar_to_zaandam http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12467-alkmaar_to_zaandam britespark 52.4451 4.80652 geo:lat=52.4451 geo:long=4.80652 52.4451 4.80652 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Woke up to find the boat covered in sand off the building site! Aaargh! On a mission now to meet up with Emily in Amsterdam who has mee...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3183/6f3c3653d2cfe_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Mon, 06 Jul 2009 00:19:00 +0200 Texel to Alkmaar http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12465-texel_to_alkmaar http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12465-texel_to_alkmaar britespark 52.6431 4.70215 geo:lat=52.6431 geo:long=4.70215 52.6431 4.70215 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>We left in a force 5 to 6 just to remind us what sailing on open water was like, rough! There are loads of bridges on this section and ...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3181/7d0b07c649810_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3182/5d1e86ec71b97_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Sun, 05 Jul 2009 00:09:00 +0200 Harlingen to Texel http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12462-harlingen_to_texel http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12462-harlingen_to_texel britespark 53.0635 4.8793 geo:lat=53.0635 geo:long=4.8793 53.0635 4.8793 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Engine off most of today, as we sailed across the Waddenzee to Texel, the most westerly of the Islands. Texel is best explored by bike,...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3176/a16ccbd0601c3_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3177/63cb3f9d759bf_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Fri, 03 Jul 2009 23:59:00 +0200 Dokkum to Harlingen http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12461-dokkum_to_harlingen http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12461-dokkum_to_harlingen britespark 53.1731 5.41351 geo:lat=53.1731 geo:long=5.41351 53.1731 5.41351 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>We expected little from Harlingen and envisioned just a stopover. However, the sun shone again and we became quite taken with the town....<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3174/384e60c394a59_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3175/471497a4e1d10_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Thu, 02 Jul 2009 23:49:00 +0200 Leeuwarden to Dokkum http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12459-leeuwarden_to_dokkum http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12459-leeuwarden_to_dokkum britespark 53.3366 5.99304 geo:lat=53.3366 geo:long=5.99304 53.3366 5.99304 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Dokkum is the most northerly town in Holland so it seemed a fitting place for us to end our outbound voyage and begin heading back.<...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3171/3f428d8cc758e_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3172/7c671202f225d_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Tue, 30 Jun 2009 23:39:00 +0200 Grouw to Leeuwarden http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12458-grouw_to_leeuwarden http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12458-grouw_to_leeuwarden britespark 53.2036 5.79941 geo:lat=53.2036 geo:long=5.79941 53.2036 5.79941 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>We edged our way north out of the meer, our charts indicated a canal depth of 1.5m which is precisely our draft! We bit our fingernails...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3178/dce0fa62e9ab5_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3179/f6494b494ee64_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Sun, 28 Jun 2009 23:29:00 +0200 Sneek to Grouw http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12457-sneek_to_grouw http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12457-sneek_to_grouw britespark 53.0953 5.84061 geo:lat=53.0953 geo:long=5.84061 53.0953 5.84061 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Sneek is said to be the sailing capital of Friesland, and sure enough, when we reached Sneekermeer, it was a sea of sails, just like Th...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/3173/1967ed2199f14_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Sat, 27 Jun 2009 23:19:00 +0200 Sanmar Sont to Sneek http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12209-sanmar_sont_to_sneek http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12209-sanmar_sont_to_sneek britespark 53.0379 5.69366 geo:lat=53.0379 geo:long=5.69366 53.0379 5.69366 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>This town is much more modern, and therefore not as quaint as those over the other side of the Ijsselmeer, but we got our bikes out and... Fri, 26 Jun 2009 23:16:00 +0200 Hindeloopen to Sanmar Sont http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12208-hindeloopen_to_sanmar_sont http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12208-hindeloopen_to_sanmar_sont britespark 52.9476 5.63324 geo:lat=52.9476 geo:long=5.63324 52.9476 5.63324 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>We were planning to stop in Stavoren, but did not like the look of it, so we continued to the lakes. This whole area is so much like th...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/2681/8b210497c28f0_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Thu, 25 Jun 2009 20:09:00 +0200 Enkhuizen to Hindeloopen http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12207-enkhuizen_to_hindeloopen http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12207-enkhuizen_to_hindeloopen britespark 52.942 5.39429 geo:lat=52.942 geo:long=5.39429 52.942 5.39429 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Big sail this, all the way across the Ijsselmeer, nearly 4 hours! Harbourmaster in Hindloopen said &ldquo;You can go in that box th...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/2679/1200607ac3baf_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/2680/aad1516892c8e_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Mon, 22 Jun 2009 19:59:00 +0200 Hoorn to Enkhuizen http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12206-hoorn_to_enkhuizen http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12206-hoorn_to_enkhuizen britespark 52.7088 5.31876 geo:lat=52.7088 geo:long=5.31876 52.7088 5.31876 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Out of the Markermeer and into the Ijsselmeer, an even bigger inland sea, with big waves, had forgotten how they made me feel! Enkhuize...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/2677/be7f0b7d38b69_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/2678/6d60265940051_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Sat, 20 Jun 2009 19:49:00 +0200 Volendam to Hoorn http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12205-volendam_to_hoorn http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12205-volendam_to_hoorn britespark 52.6347 5.0647 geo:lat=52.6347 geo:long=5.0647 52.6347 5.0647 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Another great sail across the Markermeer, to another lovely old town, but this one was a bit different as it was Hoorn Festival weekend...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/2675/4ab85a70202d9_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/2676/52e96ad7515b7_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Thu, 18 Jun 2009 19:39:00 +0200 Marken to Volendam http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12204-marken_to_volendam http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12204-marken_to_volendam britespark 52.4987 5.06676 geo:lat=52.4987 geo:long=5.06676 52.4987 5.06676 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Just a short hop across the Markermeer, only 45 mins, but a great sail. Moored in the old harbour ,<span>&nbsp; </span>...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/2673/019f1bdb36dad_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/2674/3d1fafc7507b5_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Wed, 17 Jun 2009 19:29:00 +0200 Monnickendam to Marken http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12203-monnickendam_to_marken http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12203-monnickendam_to_marken britespark 52.461 5.1059 geo:lat=52.461 geo:long=5.1059 52.461 5.1059 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Marken used to be an island until the causeway was built 45 years ago, but it retains an island feel. Elderly people wear traditional c...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/2671/3b7eb7746bce6_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/2672/cbc058ffb2f04_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Mon, 15 Jun 2009 19:19:00 +0200 Amsterdam to Monnickendam http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12202-amsterdam_to_monnickendam http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12202-amsterdam_to_monnickendam britespark 52.4594 5.03586 geo:lat=52.4594 geo:long=5.03586 52.4594 5.03586 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Thought that this would be an easy trip, as going north from Amsterdam is much more straightforward than the approach from the south . ...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/2669/d79e704631857_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/2670/fb75bb6b44fec_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Thu, 11 Jun 2009 19:09:00 +0200 Haarlem to Amsterdam http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12081-haarlem_to_amsterdam http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12081-haarlem_to_amsterdam britespark 52.3756 4.87793 geo:lat=52.3756 geo:long=4.87793 52.3756 4.87793 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>When we left it was blowing pretty hard and some fine rain but things soon improved and we started to negotiate a series of bridges out...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1850/ed2444c64055a_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1851/ed709756ad255_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1852/1e34a217519b3_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Tue, 09 Jun 2009 19:01:00 +0200 Kaag to Haarlem http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12080-kaag_to_haarlem http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12080-kaag_to_haarlem britespark 52.3689 4.63074 geo:lat=52.3689 geo:long=4.63074 52.3689 4.63074 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>We buddied up in a small convoy and headed on to Haarlem negitiating one lock and 11 bridges. Haarlem was again, a quintessentially pre...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1847/4836ee56bfbcf_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1848/7ad4a173c4bad_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1849/136e704dc5d43_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Mon, 08 Jun 2009 23:12:00 +0200 Leiden to Kaag http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12079-leiden_to_kaag http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12079-leiden_to_kaag britespark 52.1767 4.59915 geo:lat=52.1767 geo:long=4.59915 52.1767 4.59915 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>A short trip to the island of Kaag. We first went in search of a spark plug then went on a walking tour of the Island.<span>&... Sat, 06 Jun 2009 23:02:00 +0200 Braassemermeer to Leiden http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12078-braassemermeer_to_leiden http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12078-braassemermeer_to_leiden britespark 52.1455 4.53804 geo:lat=52.1455 geo:long=4.53804 52.1455 4.53804 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>We negotiated the shallows of the Kagerplassen and headed down in towards Leiden central and found ourselves a berth at a small marina ...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1844/3b02c3733ffd9_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1845/69933629b76ad_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1846/e9925646c4981_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Fri, 05 Jun 2009 22:52:00 +0200 Gouda to Braassemermeer http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12077-gouda_to_braassemermeer http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12077-gouda_to_braassemermeer britespark 52.1973 4.64035 geo:lat=52.1973 geo:long=4.64035 52.1973 4.64035 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>As we push deeper in to the canal system and the heart of Holland, the ratio of sail to power boats has swung heavily to power. In fact... Wed, 03 Jun 2009 22:42:00 +0200 Dordretcht to Gouda http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12076-dordretcht_to_gouda http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12076-dordretcht_to_gouda britespark 52.0162 4.7049 geo:lat=52.0162 geo:long=4.7049 52.0162 4.7049 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>11.00 left <span class="caps">KDR</span>&amp;ZV, and got as far as the Alblassadam Bridge, about 45 minutes f...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1841/e356f03b87693_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1842/ecc34825cbd46_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1843/94fe620ba3eb9_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Tue, 02 Jun 2009 22:32:00 +0200 Willemstad to Dordretcht http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12075-willemstad_to_dordretcht http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12075-willemstad_to_dordretcht britespark 51.8103 4.65683 geo:lat=51.8103 geo:long=4.65683 51.8103 4.65683 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>In to some busy waterways, with many big barges transporting all sorts of cargo. Even car transporter barges. We arrived at <span cl...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1838/5a2fd149d98f8_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1839/d62c0585cb050_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1840/23506dc52ad4c_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Sun, 31 May 2009 22:22:00 +0200 Browershaven to Willemstad http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12073-browershaven_to_willemstad http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12073-browershaven_to_willemstad britespark 51.6934 4.44019 geo:lat=51.6934 geo:long=4.44019 51.6934 4.44019 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Visited the pretty village of Browershaven on the lake, it was Saturday and there was a busy market, people were arriving by boat and b...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1835/0db39a8be10f7_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1836/247a981f012bf_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1837/eb8baeda5ea37_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Fri, 29 May 2009 22:12:00 +0200 Bruinisse http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12071-bruinisse http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/12071-bruinisse britespark 51.744 3.96606 geo:lat=51.744 geo:long=3.96606 51.744 3.96606 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Visited Bruinisse on bikes, and sampled a Dutch favourite, &ldquo;kibbeling&rdquo; this is small pieces<span>&nbsp; &... Thu, 28 May 2009 22:02:00 +0200 Zierikzee to Grevelingenmeer http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/11840-zierikzee_to_grevelingenmeer http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/11840-zierikzee_to_grevelingenmeer britespark 51.744 3.96606 geo:lat=51.744 geo:long=3.96606 51.744 3.96606 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>We intended to leave on Tuesday, but the weather changed dramatically. On Tuesday night, we had the most amazing electric storm, that s... Sun, 24 May 2009 21:55:00 +0200 Veerse Meer to Zierikzee http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/11839-veersemeer_to_zierikzee http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/11839-veersemeer_to_zierikzee britespark 51.6461 3.94272 geo:lat=51.6461 geo:long=3.94272 51.6461 3.94272 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Through the Zandkreek Sluis ( huge lock)and into the Oosterschelde, another salt water lake, but this one is tidal.<span>&nbs...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1304/96c6a3bd37c52_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1305/6f0c6cc7dc00e_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1306/91bd059d009b0_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Fri, 22 May 2009 18:51:00 +0200 Middelburg to Veerse Meer http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/11838-middelburg_to_veersemeer http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/11838-middelburg_to_veersemeer britespark 51.531 3.71613 geo:lat=51.531 geo:long=3.71613 51.531 3.71613 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Veerse Meer is a large saltwater lake; we anchored in a bay just north of the village of Veerse and dinghyed ashore. Veerse was really ...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1302/b1e1a72a6d24d_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1303/b2f5a297fbc54_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Thu, 21 May 2009 18:41:00 +0200 Middelburg http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/11837-middelburg http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/11837-middelburg britespark 51.5019 3.61313 geo:lat=51.5019 geo:long=3.61313 51.5019 3.61313 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Still in Middelburg! Such a pretty old town, last night we checked out the yacht club (very friendly and great sense of humour) and Jaz...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1298/ee0e7a6d4351c_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1299/aa9fb7c919227_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1300/ec65630a8aaec_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Tue, 19 May 2009 18:31:00 +0200 Blankenberge to Middelburg http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/11739-blankenberge_to_middelburg http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/11739-blankenberge_to_middelburg britespark 51.5019 3.61313 geo:lat=51.5019 geo:long=3.61313 51.5019 3.61313 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Hooray! We made it to Holland! Had a near perfect sail up the Belgian coast, locked through in to the canal system and on up to Middelb... Sat, 16 May 2009 18:27:00 +0200 Nieuwpoort to Blankenberg http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/11738-nieuwpoort_to_blankenberg http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/11738-nieuwpoort_to_blankenberg britespark 51.3203 3.15308 geo:lat=51.3203 geo:long=3.15308 51.3203 3.15308 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Quite a lively trip as there was more wind around than anticipated for most of the time. <span>&nbsp;</span>However by ...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1301/cfe300a1470b2_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Wed, 13 May 2009 22:54:00 +0200 Dunkerque to Nieuwpoort Belgium http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/11737-dunkerque_to_nieuwpoort_belgium http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/11737-dunkerque_to_nieuwpoort_belgium britespark 51.1419 2.73972 geo:lat=51.1419 geo:long=2.73972 51.1419 2.73972 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>Arrived in Nieuwpoort 17.00, a very misty afternoon and 2m swells, berthed at the <span class="caps">VVW</span> m...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1077/46b3b0f79daf6_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1078/d1d0b1ebbc518_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Sun, 10 May 2009 22:44:00 +0200 Dover to Dunkerque http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/11736-dover_to_dunkerque http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/11736-dover_to_dunkerque britespark 51.0241 2.37854 geo:lat=51.0241 geo:long=2.37854 51.0241 2.37854 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>As we followed the lifeboat out of the Port of Dover, on a very clear morning, we could see the French coast ahead of us, but between u...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1075/a84a0c9938a49_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1076/eb23aace9170f_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Sat, 09 May 2009 22:34:00 +0200 Brighton to Dover http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/11734-brighton_to_dover http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/11734-brighton_to_dover britespark 51.1259 1.31424 geo:lat=51.1259 geo:long=1.31424 51.1259 1.31424 <div class="maincontent"><p><span>At last, we have made our escape from Brighton! Have been waiting to leave since Tuesday, still we have made the most of our time here,...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1070/9c86f28b6d06b_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/1071/aa0393a51eb0e_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Wed, 06 May 2009 22:24:00 +0200 A Grand Day Out! http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/11527-a_grand_day_out http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/11527-a_grand_day_out britespark <div class="maincontent"><p>Well, still in Brighton -&nbsp;weather is quite fine, but the wind&#8230;. now&nbsp;we know where the expression &#8220;all sixes a...<img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/0696/9279035925fa9_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /><img src="http://cdn.tripsailor.com/thumbnails/0000/3881/0003/0697/63c42a366f37e_thumb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 1px; margin: 5px;" /> Mon, 04 May 2009 23:34:00 +0200 Brighton http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/11511-brighton http://www.tripsailor.com/blogs/2427-britespark-goes-dutch/posts/11511-brighton britespark <div class="maincontent"><p>The first leg of our trip was a run from Gosport to Brighton (via Chchester) to meet up with Emily and spend some time together.&nbsp; We saile...