European Travels

Our Travels on the continent


We've cruised an estimated six thousand kilometres during our seven years on the continent.


While based in Zwartsluis, Holland, we cruised much of Northern and Central Holland.


The first two trips were a shambles. The first was only 200 metres and I trashed someone's fancy wooden tiller by running into it. The second (which is documented in the 'Fuel Trip' on the Holland page) when we went to fill up with fuel and the boat broke.


Year two we cruised much of northern and central Holland

Year three saw an amazing trip from Central Holland to Burgundy


Then we traveled throughout central France while based in St. Jean de Losne (30 kms south of Dijon).


While in St. Jean I was proud to be involved with the fight to save France's last original wooden peniche - Project Aster Here


Our final mooring was in Diksmuide, Flanders from where we sold the boat.


Click on the photographs below to see a photographic record of our travels



A Klipper delivering Sinta Klass to his flock



A peniche in a lock in Montargis

Holland to France


Barges thunder past on the River Waal



Locking down onto the River Ijzer