Tag Archives: Netherlands

Canberra to Lelystad: Back to the ’60s in our 60s

The work on Endellion was finally completed and we headed off for the long trip south back to Paris.  In total we have just over 2000 kilometres to cruise before we reach Paris, but as we are not anticipating being … Continue reading

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The calm Vecht to the challenging Gelderse Ijssel river

Continuing our journey on the most recent leg we have travelled around 250 kilometres with very few locks (two five-metre locks into and out of Flevoland excluded) but have encountered many lift bridges: Leaving the boatyard at Weesp (near Amsterdam) … Continue reading

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Weesp, NL: Consigning ourselves to the big shed!

In our last blog we mentioned Stewart was going to be using a fork lift to be able to get off  and on Endellion whilst in the shed. We can happily confirm that all went well… For reasons we don’t … Continue reading

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The Amsterdam circuit – part 2

We signed off our last blog at the gorgeous town of Leiden .. before leaving Stewart met with Jacqueline Sollevelv from MS Netherland to talk about how the two countries could benefit from sharing ideas for fund-raising and communications. They … Continue reading

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Radio Endellion: Amsterdam Gay Parade 2011

Stewart has put together another ‘Radio Endellion’ voice and image story of our experience sitting on board ‘Endellion’, the barge, watching the annual Amsterdam Gay Parade pass by – you can view it here on YouTube.

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The Amsterdam circuit – before painting

On our travels along the gorgeous Vecht canal (see our earlier blog) we were surprised to find a lovely tjalk (Dutch barge) coming alongside us as we were moored at Hinderdam. It turned out the tjalk was owned by Joop and … Continue reading

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The Journey: Maastricht to Amsterdam – part 3

Continuing our journey, the final stage of this blog, from Weesp we took the following route into Amsterdam: Small Weesp canal, across the Amsterdam-Rijn canal and along the Weesper Trekvaart, into the Amstel turning starboard down the Nwe Herengracht, right in the heart of … Continue reading

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The Journey: Maastricht to Amsterdam – part 2

Continuing our journey .. from Heusden we took: The Andelse Maas through to Gorinchem briefly using the Waal into the Merwde. From the Merwede canal to Vianen with a blustery crossing of the Lek and into the Vecht taking us to Utrecht and then … Continue reading

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The Journey: Maastricht to Amsterdam – part 1

The journey from Maastricht to Amsterdam took us on the following waterways: Zuidwillemsvaart (a dogleg briefly taking us back into Belgium) all the way to  s’Hertogenbosch. Briefly on the Dieze and Maas into Heusden. And coming up soon we will … Continue reading

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