Voyage 2010

May 2010 started with a voyage through North Holland and Friesland.  We sailed to Alkmaar, across the Ijsselmeer to Harlingen, Leeuwarden, Dokkum, Groeningen, Grou, Sneek, then back across the Ijsselmeer to Medemblik, Alkmaar and back to Zaandam

Alkmaar 002

Medieval costumes in a parade in Alkmaar

North Holland 009

One of the many windmills in Dokkum on the magical route from Harlingen to Groeningen.

Medemblik Train 001

The Medemblik tram runs to Hoorn through the countryside and over many level crossings.

After drydocking, pressure wash below waterline and antifoul we sailed Eastwards, Lelystad, Blokzijl, Geethoorn, Meppel and on to Arnhem and Nijmegen.

E Holland 007

Blokzijl quayside in Summer sunshine.

Arnhem 003

The unique memorial to Allied paratroops in Arnhem

Nijmegen 008

Nijmegen street scene.

After leaving Maastricht we sailed through Belgium in a bit of a hurry to get to Paris for Fleur’s 21st birthday. The yacht harbour in Arsenal is a wonderful experience, berthed beside the Bastille in the middle of a beautiful city.

Cergy 003
Cergy 002

Strepy boat lift, 240ft high and allows 1350 ton barges to travel between the Meuse and Schelde rivers.

Cergy 011

Cergy, “Le Weekend” for Paris.

Briare 001

The view of Arsenal harbour from Cimarron, the Bastille in the distance.

Briare 021

Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses, a charming stop followed by all those locks!

Briare 054

The aqueduct at Briare over the River Loire.

Nevers 006

Tucked up in Nevers for the winter

[Cimarron] [Voyage 2009] [Voyage 2010] [Voyage 2011] [Voyage 2012] [Voyage 2013] [Boat Details]