May 28

We moved from Haarlem around Schipol airport, stopping for lunch right across from the KLM repair facility. Interesting, but not very photogenic! The departure from Haarlem was great, though, finally with nice weather.P1010277b P1010278 P1010281b

We then moved along to Aalsmeer   (a large lake with smaller town attached). We found the mooring after a few adventures along VERY’ small channels, and moored for a couple of days. Visits to the town, including a fantastic celebration meal, made the time superb. Nick and Chris left early this morning, and I thank them for the time they spent aboard, helping me with many of the ‘teething problems’ that have appeared. Pat and Kerry carried on their tradition of assisting with boat maintenance and cleaning, and we had a lovely day exploring Alsmeer as well.

The tender works! I had the engine serviced by a local fellow, and, despite it’s age, the motor for the dinghy now works, allowing me to anchor anywhere suitable, and reach the shore. We will need that as we choose non-marina moorings, and some of the small connecting waterways where the big boat just won’t fit.

We’ll be on our way tomorrow morning, and headed in a round-about way towards Amsterdam. Watch this space for the continuing adventures!


left to right: Pat and Kerry Coxen, Ed, Nick and Chris Seager




About Ed Mortimer

I'm a retired school teacher, now living on my Dutch cruiser in France. I'm touring as much of the canals and river systems as I can. This blog describes what I do and where I've been. I did spend 5 years on first a narrowboat, and then this boat, in Britain.
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1 Response to May 28

  1. Andy Mackay says:

    Great to see your boat in Stonehaven this morning. We were curious about seeing a Canadian flag in our local harbour, having stayed in Canada (St Johns, NF) ourselves for a couple of years. From the blog it looks like you originate from BC so you’re a long way from home. We hope you enjoy Aberdeenshire as much as we enjoyed Grouse Mountain and Stanley Park! Andy and Christine Mackay.

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