Author: Crew of Lady Christina

Hema and Blokker in Dokkum

HEMA and BLOKKER in DOKKUM Sounds like code? Dokkum is where we are at present. Our ‘Rough Guide to The Netherlands’ advised, ‘give it a couple of hours and move on.’ We disagree. Dokkum is probably the most ‘Dutch’ town…

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Flying the flag

Lady Christina is a part of the UK, afloat the waterways of The Netherlands and the Red Ensign shows this. It’s  a legal requirement, not just us trying to loook more important. It shows anyone who  needs to know where…

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Grou to Leeuwarden- or the best laid plans…

After a prolonged and delightful stay in Grou harbor, we decided to go to Leeuwarden again. The city of Leeuwarden will be European Capital of Culture in 2018 and there is a thought that it would like to become independent…

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EXPO!!!!

Yesterday’s Fries Straat Festival was exciting and surreal. They walked down the main shopping street. These ¬†Magnificent Men were in their Flying Machines. The Leeuwarden Big Band serenaded us while we drank iced coffee. I think this was all laid…

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Seamanship, Signals and Rules of the Road

When I saw my ‘O Level’ timetable in 1972, this was the first paper listed. Of course, neither I, nor my friends had ever heard of this and to our shame, we thought it was amusing. How could something which…

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Backlog

Wednesday 27 April¬† Woendag Boat maintenance and preparation for Koeningsdag tomorrow. The bunting is up! Koeninsdag or King’s day is a public holiday to celebrate the monarch’s birthday. Queen Juliana’s birthday was 28 April – so that’s the date of…

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Sailing on the Sneekermeer

Sailed on the Sneekermeer near Sneek- the biggest centre of inland sailing in Friesland. Force 3 from the West. Lady Christina once again at her reassuring best with a great helm balance. She’s the expert and we’re the novices.

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Sailing at last (with actual sails y’know)

Sailed today on a small lake (about 800m long and very shallow). In light winds, Lady C. reminded us that she will tack at very low speeds – once she starts to turn she just keeps her long keel turning…

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