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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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Elwing 2015 Pt 2

Fri 3/7 From Breskens to Antwerp is 44 nm; going upstream, the tide is carried for 8 hours. Wind light easterly, sun scorching. Started at 10:00 and drank: beer, water, pop, orange juice. Pour it in, wait for a while … Continue reading

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Elwing II cruise report part 1

Sat 27/6/2015 On board overnight for early-ish neap tide. Wind WSW 4; forecast said decreasing but it went the other way. Started too late to go all the way to Eastbourne so settled for Brighton. Brighton is apparently in need … Continue reading

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ECA June Rally to Cowes – Shepards Wharf June 20th to 21st

OOD: Tony Browne (Elwing II) Tides Saturday 20th June HW Portsmouth BST 02:22 (4.5m) 15:03 (4.5m) Sunday 21th June HW Portsmouth BST 03:15 (4.4m) 15:48 (4.4m) Saturday 20th June The tides are less than convenient. I expect to leave Emsworth … Continue reading

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