Travel trip with surprises

07.04 – 14.04.2012 Enkhuizen – Emden

Skipper: Rolf, skipper II: Peter crew: Erika, Bernhard

Takeover MY ROLLING SWISS II when the weather in Enkhuizen. Residual complaints of the yacht: broken wiper spring and horn problems (possibly membrane wet). Cruise plan change and tomorrow repair in Medemblik.

MOB at sea and manoeuvring in the port were exercised. A short burst of high speed  driving could not be missed  and was real fun. The each respective skipper worked very sell with the waves. Through independent planning and practicing, the crew could gain valuable experience and in safety. This was due the remarkable experience of both skippers. A special thank you to Rolf and Peter.

About Makkum we drove in fresh, but mostly beautiful weather (some wind, no big waves and partly sunny) to West-Terschelling. There were only a few travellers in the beautifully located port. Due to heavy winds and waves we waited a day with beautiful weather on the island. For Erika a “must” doa bike ride.
The next day  went to the island of Ameland and  to Lauwersoog. At ideal flow conditions, the next day we managed to get to Emden.
Driving into Emden -> yawning emptiness, no berths in the outer harbour, no gas station – everything was under renovation. A challenge that we had to tackle immediately. A new appropriate port was required. At least 20 phone calls were needed to rectify the situation, but no one answered the phone or the number was no longer in service! The result: a beautiful place behind the lock almost located in the town of Emden. Thus, a nearly smooth, but beautiful trip ended with an established leadership and crew.
-We have certainly learned something on ROLLING SWISS II: “Even by surprises to be flexible and remain calm, without losing the fun thing.”
-It is really comfortable on board ROLLING SWISS II, even in fresh wind and cold temperatures – therefore can only be recommended.

Bernhard, crew member

 

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