This trip is going to varied - both an adventure in the North Sea and a chance to explore the coasts of Holland, France and Belgium! Leaving from Amsterdam, and heading towards England, we are going to have the opportunity for some wicked sailing! We have an opportunity to visit the Dutch coastal inlets, the Belgian towns of Bruge or Oostend or in France, you could even go visit Dunkirk and al the historical sites there. What actually happens depends on the desires of the crew and what the weather says! We will end up finishing the Summer Program in Ipswich, our usual winter home.
This will be a great mile builder for those wishing to obtain qualifiying passages and miles for Yachtmaster qualifications!
This is the Beligian Coast:
This is Dunkirk:
This is Amsterdam:
And this is a picture of the North Sea:
There are a whole number of potential exciting and beautiful things we could encounter. We'll likely figure out a plan once the crew is confirmed, but here is what I thought:
- North Sea passages!
- Possibility of a stop in Holland - maybe Rotterdam?
- Maybe stop in Bruge or Oostend?
- Good food on board
- Dolphins and whales!
- Explore Amsterdam
- Good exciting sailing