12 septembre 2014 - Fairtransport
Today the king and queen of the Netherlands visited Den Helder. They ‘sailed’ past Tres Hombres and made some nice shots with their own phone!
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(And we did made some too, off course)
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as every day the tide is changing, our course over ground is changing, the side where the sails are set is changing, the meals as well. Although something never changed since we left Amsterdam; the motivation expressed from all buddies on board. Yes, it is hard not to sleep well because of the boat bouncing […]
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So here we are, back in Amsterdam, with an empty cargo hold, preparing for the next trip. Six months have passed since we first left Den Helder on that grey November day. I still remember the steady sound of the tugboat, like a frantic clock rushing us. Soon the time would not matter that much, […]