Emmeloord – Eastersee/De Fryske Marren (Marchjepôle)
As the saying goes, everything comes to an end. So we had to leave Emmeloord (just after the reclamation from the sea called ‘Village A’, do you remember?) eventually on Monday the 9th of May at 11:28AM. For a short moment we cruised the Urkervaart in opposite direction after which we went out port and entered the Lemstervaart. That is, to be...
...frank, a rather monotonous cruise, taking (us) over 2 hours before reaching the Friese Sluis (Frisian Lock) at 1:39PM . That lock is, for Dutch standards, rather deep. After all, one has to climb back up from the former Zuiderzee to the level of what has always been the mainland. The difference in height is indicated on a sign next to the lock.
Since we have to pay around € 25,00 a day our spot at Lemmer was reluctantly vacated on Wednesday the 11th on 12:02PM. Good friends of ours had recommend us a space next to a small island in the north of the Grutte Brekken, a vast lake, being a part of the Prinses Margrietkanaal (from Lemmer into Delfzijl and vice versa). We arrived there at 1:09PM...
...therefore not much more cruising than 1 hour… We’re here seen on the ‘crossroad’ Grutte Brekken/Prinses Margrietkanaal from south to north and the Riensleat/Follegasleat from west to east. Sleat, btw, is Friesian for ‘sloot’ = ditch(??). Impressive commercial ships are passing – causing quite a bit of turmoil of the water.
Since Saturday the 14th , shortly after 11:00AM, we temporary reside next to the artificial island Marchjepôle. When we arrived it was still easy to find a space. Later on ‘everyone’ wanted to be there, as the left picture proves. Our...
...type of boat is very well suited to breast up with… We are always asked first, although we have seen smaller type of (holiday-)boats accepting other boats breasting up to them. One’s legally required to do so in The Netherlands, by the way.
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Dankjewel, Tineke! Tot gauw 😍.
En dan nog even en Amersfoort in zicht
De laatste foto: ongelooflijk!!!!!
Dank je wel, Tineke! We zien mekaar hopelijk snel in A'foort.
Jaja, 't schiet op. Maar rustig aan, want de Nijkerkersluis is nog een paar dagen geblokkeerd. (En een 'Vollenhove' zal ik -als ik er aan toe kom- een n toevoegen...)