September 21. Saturday Evening Post

Written by Jack van Ommen on September 21st, 2013

Summer came and went with a beautiful balmy evening. After the nasty dark rainy stormy weather we have had in the last 2 weeks. The barometer keeps rising and we are promised a week of warmer weather. I am still doing a few chores that were not absolutely necessary to be under way but now that I am back here at “de Schinkel”, with less time constraints, where they have work shop facilities, I replaced several of the plywood covers of my storage under the bunks. They were not waterproof glued and the the leaks in the old deck ruined them. I changed the oil and filter. I have been consulting with my friends here on the route to take to the Mediterranean and I have decided to return by a different route to the Rhone river than the way I came here, last year. This time I plan to go by way of Terneuzen and Ghent, Tournai, then via the Canal de St. Quentin to connect to the Saone and the Rhone.

The mast is much better secured than when I went up the Rhine and down the Danube  Compare the two pictures.

Today was the annual puzzle cruise through the Amsterdam canals. A perfect day for it. I would have liked to join as a passenger but I got them puzzled enough trying to figure out if I am coming or going.  But, as it stands right now, I shall leave here on Tuesday morning.

 

 

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