Dordrecht to Gouda

Suzie Too - Western Caribbean
David & Suzanne Chappell
Fri 18 Apr 2008 18:33

Hi All


Well a few more images today, we have 3 digital cameras on board, but none of them worked – or so we thought – However, once Steve and Helen got hold of them it seems they do work – hence the improvement in piccies.


Helen came on board and crewed with us today, so live was a little easier for Suzanne, but not so many bridge and locks today, although 2 bridges held us up for about 40mins each. All went OK until we tried to moor on a waiting pontoon – illegally as it was for barges - and stranded Helen on the shore – anyway we went back and picked her up on her Dad’s insistence.


Quite a cold NE wind at F5 today making manoeuvring a bit stressful today, so staying in Gouda tonight and going out at 16:00 tomorrow to wait for the rail bridge opening at 0600 Sunday so we can continue on up to Amsterdam and go “window” shopping at the weekend


For those of you sailing with the LOA this weekend, enjoy Beaulieu – will call you guys later to catch up on the scandal and gossip




Willemstad mooring in the town quay

Dordrecht marina in the evening light

Which bloody way is it here ?

Move up a bit Steve

Yea – It looks deep enough

Parking under the trees – Watch the spreaders

Well earned drinks on Suzie Too





Best Regards


David & Suzanne