Monthly Archives: August 2017

The tale of the three old bags and other Cornish yarns

“....I am told there are 3 old bags on board. Ron will want to use one of these. I will bring my own....” said the skipper just before we joined Spellbinder on her West Country cruise from Plymouth. Well, the mind boggles, and what were we about to encounter you may wonder, dear reader! Spellbinder…
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SC2017 WK7: Amsterdam to Middelburg – Passage Notes

Itinerary:  Amsterdam – Haarlem – Leiden – Dordrecht – Willemstad – Zierikzee – Veere – Middelburg. Crew:  John Halliday (S), Terry Kellett (M), Alice Halliday Passage planning on the Standing Mast Route can be quite daunting for skippers used to dealing only with tidal gates.  In addition to several locks at junctions with the estuaries…
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