Spring has sprung in the Netherlands, and after a long hiatus Detour
is finally sailing again! We're somewhat early bloomers; boats are still being launched into the water for the season and blustery weather is quite chilly despite the sunshine inviting us outside. But we're making moves and it feels great to get our plans underway for yet another adventurous year!
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Oranjesluizen - lock from the IJ River into the Markermeer.[/caption]
We've landed in the town of Andijk where Detour
will be fitted with new standing rigging, in addition the the new running rigging that Brian and I replaced this winter. Meanwhile, we'll be stocking the boat with all the food, alcohol, stroopwafels, and hagelslag that we can possibly fit! We will also be route planning for our Netherlands exit via the Wadden Sea. We're headed north for summer cruising along the coast of Norway.
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