Beautiful scenery, upwind sailing and a city stuck in time

Following months of preparation and anticipation, our beautiful Libra was ready to splash and we were more than ready to go. Hence, on Saturday, 8th July our trip towards the North began! We passed through the Stellendam lock and we were finally in the sea, awfully excited for our new adventure! The weather was good,…

Libra: The refurbishing

Although Libra was in a very good state, despite her old age (19 years old!), there were several things which needed adjustment, repair or even change. That was expected. However, the amount of work and skills needed was not expected at all! Nobody could really prepare me or Jelle for the cost or effort which…

No man is an island

Although sailing around with your partner may sound idyllic, sometimes you feel the need to discuss and see other people. Hence, when Babis and Ingrid said they wanted to visit, we couldn’t be happier!! The guys came last night with the car to Veere and Jelle picked them up with the dingy and brought them…

A Series of Unfortunate Events

The plan was simple. We wanted to visit Neeltje Jans park which was on the shore and we were anchoring. As usual, we took our dinghy to the shore. But the shore was nothing like a sandy beach!Big, slippery building blocks, full of grass and mud, perfect for a skilled rock climber…which I am not!…

Vlissingen, Veere and..Unmarked Territory?

After getting some well-needed rest in Vlissingen, we had a big breakfast and decided to leave our lovely port towards North. The weather was wonderful, sunny and warm, we had 21 degrees! It finally felt like summer! We motored through the a picturesque channel called “Kanaal door Walcheren” and we passed 7 bridges along the…

50 Shades of Grey

Still in England, trying to get used to this grey weather, we left our anchorage spot north of the “Mersea Island” and sailed towards the “Osea Island”. We were lucky with the wind as we managed finally to sail, with quite some speed and we also witnessed a sailing regatta with some old “CK” English…