Monday 22nd – by Jeroen

Even when we try to stick to the working scheme as hard as possible, our planning may bedisturbed by many factors…
This morning from Passage Weather and Windfinder we recieved word of a heavy windy forecast with a peak of 51 knots on Wednesday morning! The wind is blowing right into the canal and one of the questions is how to stop the Nordlys with Simons’ tiny tug that we have in our hands today.  Imagine the furious flapping of the shelter tearing apart while the ship is standing high and mighty, but very open and frail on the Teerenstra Shipyard.
Fair enough. We decided to keep the ship a few days longer at Willemsoord.
With loads of ropes we mummified the Nordlys. She looks now like something between a floating tent and a caterpillar, well prepared, awaiting for the storm that’s going to rage over Den Helder…
Jeroen Windels, volunteer on Nordlys IV
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