hier voor de laatste update in het Nederlands
Last update October 15 2010.
We're still in the Netherlands, but will go back to Bonaire soon. As I decided not to write any Dutch journals until we're on the move again, I do write an English update every now and then. And this news page will be updated once every two or three months as said before, or more as we did before if and when something of importance happens again.
We really enjoyed the summer in Holland. We both worked a bit (due market conditions not too much) and we had some BBQ's in our garden with family and friends en we loved the nautical days we spent sailing others' boats. At those days we really missed our boat and the sailing life.
We were welcomed aboard the Mi Dushi and sailed with Angela and Henk on the Markermeer from Lelystad to Hoorn, where we spent the night on board. In Hoorn we did some sightseeing and we loved the old historic center. After the night out we went to bed, tired but happy, only to wake up with a hangover ;-) the next morning. The weather and sea were a bit rough on the backtrack, but that was no problem for us sailors.
After this (to Dutch standards) great adventure, we visited Sail 2010 in Amsterdam. I couldn't remember when it was the last time visited Sail, but according to my parents I was just a child (so that hasn't been tooo long ago now, has it...). There were Tall ships from various countries and the Dutch marine had some vessels that entered the harbour of Amsterdam as well. It was very crowdy that day but we had a good place to view all the boats.
Later in summer we sailed on a 15 metre motor vessel called Loisanne. We received an invitation from Uncle Andre and Aunt Louisa to come aboard their brand new all-steel Linssen Yacht, a beautiful boat. John's parents were with them that day as well and we sailed down the river Maas to a small historic (12th century) town called Heusden. A motor vessel handles totally different, you don't (have to) look that good to how and were the wind blows. Specially with bow- and heck thrusters that help you all the way. The only thing you need to do is watch your fuel (plenty to even cross an ocean) and watch other boats, all very easy and relaxed. On top of that they spoiled us that day, and we loved it...
This very moment we prepare for our journey to Bonaire, located in the Dutch Caribbean. We look forward to see our neighbours Rob and Ans and of course Marlou again. You can read more about them and our 'Dushi Bonaire' over here.
If you're interested in sailing the BAHAMAS,
BERMUDA, MALDIVES or BONAIRE have a look at our books at SAILADVENTURES
where our books are available online.
You can always mail us for more info on these cruising grounds or cruising in general, we'll gladly help you out.
on the hardstanding in Faro. Position 37°01,1' N - 07°56,3' W.
Crew in the Netherlands.
You can reach us by e-mail and cellphone +31 (0)6 139 789 26, Bonaire +599 7007 844.
JoHo as a holiday address, most likely in the Mediterranean in the years to
Meanwhile work some in between and save a few bucks for our next big sailing trip.
John and Jolanda.