and sailed along to the Ijsselmeer where we
entered and anchored behind the dam for the night, then onto one of the free
moorings at Stavoren before going to Hoorne where we anchored for a few days
enjoying the old town and many restored ships.
We passed through
along the canal
before turning South and stopping at the Ijmond marina. Just after the marina
is a motorway bridge that we didn't realise only opened every four hours. As we
came round the bend at 09:55 we watched it close and were getting rather hot under the collar
trying to contact someone to get it opened when I noticed a telephone number
and a really helpful chap from the water authority informed us of the next
opening time - 14:00 hours. We sat there for the four hours and waited - only slightly
Once through, the next town is Harlem where it costs 15 Euros to pass through all the eight bridges but only another 3 Euros to stay overnight with water and electricity. We paid the 18 Euros and stayed.
If possible while on the way, we will once again go up the canal from Zeebrugge to
and stay at the yacht club there before crossing to the . UK