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Elwing 2016 Pt 4

There, & back again 1/8 Sables d’Olonne -> La Rochelle More sun, with wind in the pm. On down the coast, inside Île de Ré and under the bridge (easy clearance but the water is a bit lumpy). La Rochelle … Continue reading

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Elwing 2016 Pt 3

South & Souther 23/7 Audierne -> Lesconil As usual, in Biscay, the winds are generally fresh on-shore in the afternoon. Last time I was here, it was fresh in the morning & strong to uncomfortable in the afternoon. This time, … Continue reading

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Elwing 2016 Pt 2

C.I. -> South 16/7 St Peter Port -> Treguier Wind V 1-3 (mostly 1). Motored in fine warm but calm conditions. Looking back there was a heavy fog bank over Guernsey but no problem going South. Getting a bit bored … Continue reading

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Tour de France-pt 1

Emsworth -> C.I. 10-11/7 Emsworth -> Gosport Went aboard 22:00 Sunday, departed EYH 06:00 to mooring. Wind down slightly in pm (SW 5-6), so left mooring 14:00 for Gosport. Short passage but wet enough for a starter. Should be easier … Continue reading

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Easter Rally to the Medina

Easter being early this year, this is our first full rally of 2016. The tides are convenient, but note that THE CLOCKS GO FORWARD on Sunday morning: Tides (all at British STANDARD Time) for: Portsmouth Cowes Fri 12:44 4.7 12:57 … Continue reading

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Elwing II pt 7

Sat 1/8 Notes from here are from memory as my computer refused to power-up after this. From Almere to IJmuiden started with a fuelling stop at Muiderzand marina. Then into A’dam via the Schellingwouder bridge & the Oranje locks and … Continue reading

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Elwing II cruise Pt 6

Sat 25/7 The wind doesn’t seem to bad to start with: should be OK till late afternoon, then increasing up to 60 kts early evening. Leeuwarden is the obvious destination via Dokkumer Niewe Zijlen & Dokkum & Burdaard. The wind … Continue reading

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Elwing II part 5

Tue 21/7 Weather boring, so I stay in and do some shopping, sightseeing & a little geocaching grabbing a travel bug. (If you want to know more, you can google for it.) Wed 22/7 From Harlingen to West Terschelling. The … Continue reading

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Elwing II cruise pt 4

Tue 14/7 From Dordrecht northward, first to Leiden. Weather again “Af-en-toe regen” but more “toe” than “af”. Clear trip up to the 1st low bridge at Algera, then some other boats collect during the half hour wait. Up the Hollands … Continue reading

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Elwing 2015 cruise Pt 3

Thu 9/7 The Rhine has 2 branches through the Netherlands: the Lek, the northern branch, which has 3 large sluice/lock complexes & consequently very little river flow; and the Waal, the southern branch, which has no locks and therefore a … Continue reading

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