Welcome to Germany!

We sailed from Terschelling, Netherlands, exited the cut between the Wadden Islands to enter the North Sea at approximately 6:00 P.M.  The predicted forecast was south-southeast wind at 15-20 knots.  Brian and I sat together in the cockpit through sunset anticipating the night.  We’d run jack-lines and were clipped into our harnesses and bundled beneath two layers topped…

Wadden Islands – Vlieland

Our nine-mile trip to Vlieland was a good test of Detour‘s capability for motoring upwind in 20-knots, through confused waves and opposing current.  The deck was doused several times.  We learned Detour‘s motion in these conditions, very different compared to s/v Rode Trip’s rocking horse motion; much more comfortable, but when waves smacked the flat bottom of the hull’s design it felt…

Wadden Islands – Terschelling

We visited two of these five, Dutch islands which are strung along the northwestern tip of the Netherlands in the Wadden Sea.  Each unique; these Wadden Islands are shaped and sculpted by the tidal movement of the Wadden Sea bordering the east coast and the often treacherous, ever present, lapping waves of the Atlantic Ocean bordering the northwestern coast.  Their landscapes are…