Wild and Free

Mooring The next blog is a bit about where we stay, so we might begin with a bit about mooring. For this blog, ‘mooring’ the noun. Later perhaps ‘mooring’ in the sense of a verb. At this early stage, we’d probably recognise four classes of moorings. Marinas,…

Neo Vita’s last cruise

Sunshine and Rain We arrived in Groningen two weeks ago, to several days of brilliant sunshine, over 35ºC temperatures, and much to finish organising. Too busy to write. We left Groningen to start cruising about a week ago, nice weather, lots to see and do,…

Cheese and Catharina

If the Dutch are about anything, they are about cheese. Lisette claims that “Kaas”, the Dutch word for cheese, is the first Dutch word that she learned. Certainly, it is central to Dutch life. Some of the oldest evidence of cheese-making is found in Holland, and Julius Caesar…

Our First Day Cruising: 31/8

Middenmeer to Akersloot Goodbye No, we are not going to post for each day of our cruise, but this was a special one – our first day of independent cruising. We started from our mooring in Middenmeer. We left at about 9:30 am, bidding a…