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Sails and Bilges

With the uncertainty over our trade relation with the UK I thought it a good time to get a nice set of  sails made in the UK before the terms may be changed, not to mention the low pound. Having … Continue reading

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Amateur footage of a Vertue sailing

After a few software and format issues I have finally managed to join a number of average to poor video clips together and make a distinctly homemade and slightly amateur  video complete with the rather typical accompaniment, the type of music … Continue reading

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More lingering rust !!

Time to tackle my boom gallows, I had my suspicions that the splits and warped blocks of wood on the bottom posts of the boom gallows were hiding some nasty rust as the slight seeping rust stains had indicated on … Continue reading

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Oh no more rust!!

Now turned cold here in NL and glad to have the boat tidied up and covered for the Winter, time to check off a few jobs that aren’t too urgent but still require tending to.   There’s a couple of … Continue reading

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Here endeth another sailing season

Been a great season, had quite a lot of meaningful trips  and experiences this summer and a great holiday in Zeeland, and It’s rather sad to be taking her all apart and returning to my winter berth, especially as it … Continue reading

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Episode 4 Virtue in Zeeland

Having enjoyed our stay in Veere we set sail once again at 9am to sail back down the Veerse meer and lock out back onto the Oosterschelde and cruise over to Zierikzee. Forecast was for rain and strong South Westerly, … Continue reading

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Veerse Meer with fireworks! Episode 3

Veerse Meer with fireworks! Episode 3 After a couple of days enjoying Goes we headed back down to the lock and went left and again left again and into the next canal through a different lock into the Veeres Meer, … Continue reading

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Further adventures in Zeeland Episode 2

  Further adventures in Zeeland Episode 2 Having arrived at the lovely town of Willemstad on the Hollands diep , we took a left and went through a lock into the Volkerak which is fresh water in lurid green, separated … Continue reading

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Sailing Virtue in Zeeland Episode 1

Have just returned from and invigorating two and a half week cruise around Zeeland in southern Holland. From our berth on the Westeinde there is two possible routes to get to the south of Holland one via Amsterdam which would … Continue reading

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Trading up?

Been a busy Summer till now, now busy preparing to set off South through the canals to the South of the Netherlands “Zeeland”, it is a couple of days motoring from the Westeinde plas, which were combining with two nights … Continue reading

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