Canal boating in constant rain

Posted on Jul 18, 2012
Canal boating in constant rain

53° 19′ 2.676” N 6° 9′ 58.3236” E

July 18, 2012

It takes a few hours to get through ten small bridges in Groningen. Actually ok. You approach the bridge, and then it opens. As a rule. A few times we have to call via VHF.

Unfortunately, both rain and wind are really beginning again and makes our trip somewhat sour. Occasionally, the storm is so strong that we make a stop at the shore until the worst wind is over. The anemometer shows wind speeds of 11, 12, 13 and 14 meters per second. Especially when we underway have to stick our noses into the Waddenzee for a few miles it feels dramatic.

At 16 o’clock we seek port. Large port but without life. Lunegat. The rain increases further.

Log book: Sailed 9.00. Destination: Leuwarden (approximately). Arrival 16:00 in Jachthaven Lunegat.

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