Category Archives: canal experiences

July 31

Scotland (and Canada!) To Oban in the rain and fog… We moored at the marina, which is actually on Kerrera Island, just across the bay from Oban town. There is a marina ferry regularly, and we alternately explored Kerrera Island … Continue reading

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July 6

Scotland We made the crossing from Northern Ireland to Campbeltown, on the Kintyre peninsula. A good crossing, with very calm seas. On arrival in Campbeltown, I discovered that there was almost no internet service available- either using the phone, or … Continue reading

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July 14

Chris J. arrived from the US and is joining me for a few days. We spent the evening walking around in Ghent, and had a great excursion. Ghent is quite well preserved with small streets, and an extensive tram system. … Continue reading

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July 11

I left the Netherlands on the Gent-Terneuzen Kaanal, and am back in Gent in Belgium. I had a wonderful time exploring the small and the vast waterways of the Netherlands. I hope you have enjoyed the cruise (and if you … Continue reading

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July 7

Back to waterways adventures. After spending the day in Naarden, I moored in the harbour of a little island in the Gooimeer. The wind was up and I wanted serious shelter, and not an urban marina mooring. I found the … Continue reading

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June 30

Well the adventures continue on a new page. I spent 5 days (including the weekend) in Meppel, getting engine serviced and new water filter units installed. I toured the town extensively on the bike trails, and dealt with a few … Continue reading

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June 21

Five weeks. It is hard to imagine, but I’ve had crew (visitors) for five glorious weeks of touring in the Netherlands. First Nick and Chris from Devizes in Britain, who helped sort a number of the teething problems, and got … Continue reading

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June 9

We spent the night in Arnhem, having lots of time to explore and visit the museums. The Battle in Arnhem, September 1944, as part of Operation Market Garden, where the allies were decisively defeated in their attempt to seize the … Continue reading

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June 5

After leaving Amsterdam (Weesp), and touring along the Vecht, we arrived near Utrecht. The city has a major canal (the Amserdam-Rijn Kanaal) and the river Lek (really the middle branch of the Rhine) on the west and south sides, respectively. … Continue reading

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June 2

We spent a second day in Amsterdam, particularly to see the Rijksmuseum, and to do a canal trip. The canal trip was good: we good a great commentator, and were in a very low air-draft boat, so went through canals … Continue reading

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