Venice of the North and Amsterdam

Bit of a catch up We’ve been back a few weeks, but there are a couple of events we wanted to describe, perhaps more for our own record – but you get them too! Really Narrow Canals Following the grounding hiccup, we took the remainder…

Elburg – and the Sailing Ships

We never know what we will find at each new place. We have some books and maps. We use the Dutch Barge Association’s website to check postings made by other travellers regarding moorings and facilities. We use Google Earth. But until we arrive, we don’t…

Tourism (and less scary stuff)

Edam and Volendam We could see from the map that the town of Edam was not far from Purmerend, and with fine weather continuing, decided we could treat ourselves to a day off. Navigating by water was not possible for Neo Vita, so we took…