Exploring the Dutch Canals

We had intended to make our August 2020 cruise in company to the Netherlands. The plan being to meet up in Ostend, Sail to Breskens where a couple of late arrivals would join us. Entering the Walcheran canal at Flushing (Vlissingen), would lead us to Middleburg & the start of 14 days of cruising through a miraide of locks, bridges & typical Dutch coastal villages.

Unfortunately our plans had not included for the Coronavirus situation & the event was cancelled. In the end the cruise was confined to the east coast between Lowestoft & Ramsgate, including a visit to Chatham. But next year may be different & for those of you that might like to know what it might be like, here is a link to the website on the Dutch canals. There is lots of info, which is worth a read during those long winter evenings. I hope that you find it interesting.

Dutch canal link


Fireworks at the Zierikzee festival


But Hey!! we made it in 2022. So look for Jeremy’s & Philip Longley’s reports expected soon- If I can get them to write them, of course!!