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Belgium and Holland
Updated  June 1/06


Ghent through handmade glass




Emma caught up with a Belgian sailing friend


From Ghent we motored up the canal to Terneuzen, the home of the Flying Dutchman. During our yearly haulout we planned to work on the rigging and fix some scrapes from our seven months in the canals.  We thought a week, maybe two, but it was a month before we passed through the Terneuzen lock into the Westerschelde.


removing the mast prior to haulout

Terneuzen Port Authority   I wonder where they got the design?

Twenty-three years ago we met Willem and Bea Kesteloo on Polka  in New Guinea. We caught up to them again in Japan, and sailed through the Aleutians together. During our haulout we took time out to enjoy their hospitality.

Willem working on our rigging


Emma chatting with Willem and Bea


Emma enjoying the cruise up the Kanal to Middleburg

tied up in Middleburg waiting for warm weather

Pub in Amsterdam with World Cup Fever

One of our new friends gives us a recital

the castle in Muiden

harbour festival in Hoorn