Sail with us mee op onze zeilboot Morgane of Sark.

Ook wij dromen al jaren over een wereldreis met de boot.
Alleen, het is nog niet echt van gekomen. Want er is school en werk. Ja, inderdaad, excuses en beren op de weg….
Maar ondertussen zijn we best een eind op weg. Maken we veel mijlen. Zien we veel nieuwe plekken. Maar wel in een rustig tempo. En zonder dat we ons “gewone leven aan de wal” hoeven op te geven.

Volg ons, zeil mee, en lees hoe we in kleine etappes toch de wereld verkennen!

Zeilen. Zo is het leuk voor het hele gezin!

Zeilen en een zeilvakantie doe je met z’n allen. En iedereen moet het leuk vinden. Volwassenen willen vaak andere dingen op vakantie dan de kinderen. En pubers hebben al helemaal andere interesses.

Met een jeugdige blik

Wij hebben een manier gevonden, waar we alle vier blij van worden. Vanuit verschillende perspectieven vertellen we over onze ervaringen en belevenissen. De meiden doen zelf hun verhaal. En gelukkig gaan ze nog steeds graag mee!

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Nederland

2001
Weekje Friesland en oversteek IJsselmeer op de Kwintessens.

2002
Twee weken IJsselmeer en Waddenzee op een gehuurde HR 352.

2003
Elk weekend en alle schoolvakanties tussen maart en november op onze eigen HR 352 Abel Tasman.
IJsselmeer, Waddenzee en Zeeland (overwinteren).

2008
Zeeland

2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 en 2013 weekenden en korte schoolvakanties op het IJsselmeer en de Waddenzee.

Griekenland
2002 Huwelijksreis op gehuurde boot.

Duitsland
2004 Nordeney, Kiel
2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 en 2012 via Kiel en Brunsbuttel door de Duitse Bocht.

Denemarken
2005 Oostzee Denemarken
2006 en 2007 via Denemarken verder naar het Noorden gevaren.
Winter van 2010/2011 en 2011/2012 Morgane of Sark overwintert in Augustenborg.

Zweden
2006 en 2012 West-Zweden
2007, 2010 en 2011 langs Zweden met bestemming Noorwegen.

Noorwegen
2007 Zuid-Noorwegen
2010 Zuid-west Noorwegen
2011 Oost-Noorwegen en Oslofjord

Engeland en Kanaaleilanden
2009 Guernsey, Sark en Ile of White
2013 Guernsey, Jersey en Alderney

2014 Alderney en Guernsey op weg naar Bretagne

Frankrijk
2009 Noord-Frankrijk, Normandië
2013 Noord-Bretagne
2014 West-Frankrijk. Atlantische kust. Noord-Bretagne, Zuid-Bretagne, Vendeen en de Gironde
2015 La Rochelle, Ile de Re en Ile dÓleron

Winter van 2014/2015 Morgane of Sark overwintert in La Rochelle.

Spanje
2015 Cantabria en Galicië

Portugal
2015 Portugese Westkust, Porto, Lissabon, en Algarve

Winter 2015/2016 Morgane of Sark overwintert in Lagos, Algarve

Teckel Teun

Sailing with a dog

Traveling with a dog

april 2016

We sail with a dog on board, and have done that already for years. And it’s actually never been a problem. Except for the two years that we sailed to the Kanaaleilanden (Channel Islands). In those days we left the dog at home, because the rules in that area were just way too strict! This was still our dog Jelle, our quite oversized Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen.

He was always having a great time on board, especially when everyone was around him.

Nine out of his eleven years Jelle came with us: to Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Belgium and France. And we never felt restricted by bringing him.

After Jelle unfortunately died last January, we decided to have a new dog again. But because we are now traveling further south, we have to go there by plane first and a smaller sized dog was the next logical step. So that became our Teuntje; he’s a dachshund and he can join us in the cabin of the aircraft.

Dachshund in his travelbag

Dachshund in his travelbag

Galicia

Last summer Teuntje flew with us for the first time, to La Coruña in Galicia, Spain. Straight from the plane into the bus. In a special bag for that matter, but I didn’t even think about it at all. It was never a problem: Teuntje went everywhere with us, no one ever stopped us or said something about it.

Only in Combarro we had a bad experience. Teuntje wasn’t in his bag yet when the bus arrived. So we were putting him in the bag while we got on the bus. ‘A bajo’, yelled the bus driver in a quite fierce way. So I quickly put Teun on the ground. That was clearly not what the driver wanted and he pushed us out of the bus! He wanted us to put Teuntje in the luggage room at the bottom of the bus!!

When we got out of the bus, the driver shut the doors and quickly drove off. When driving away, we looked at the bus and could see that the other passengers were quite angry at the bus driver.

We were completely astonished. How did he think of putting our puppy in the luggage room?! What a barbarian.

After this, we took a taxi, where of course there was no problem at all.

Teuntje in Sevilla

Teuntje in Sevilla

Portugal

We continued sailing and arrived in Porto. We took Teuntje on the bus to the centre where we took a tour and had a tasting at a port maker. Teuntje was there all the time. At the second port tasting at Kopke we were put aside from the other people in a separate room, because of the dog… In retrospect, it turned out to actually be very kind of them. Because later we saw that dogs are not allowed to go inside buildings anywhere in Portugal…

In Lisbon we continued to happily ‘drag’ Teuntje along. On the tour buses, in the tram and taxis: no one ever mentioned anything about him. He only really wasn’t allowed to get in buildings with us. Not in stores, restaurants, and also not in shopping malls, which was sometimes a bit tricky. Especially with two adolescent girls who love shopping. When we carried him around in his bag, people sometimes pretended as if they didn’t see him.

Dog in the travelbag in the train

Dog in the travelbag in the train

Back in Spain, Andalusia this time

April 2016.
We had just come from a great sailing trip from Vilamoura to Mazagon. The plan is to go to Seville tomorrow, where we booked a dog friendly hotel.

The only thing now is, that it seems very difficult to get from Mazagon to Seville. Everyone in Mazagon says that dogs are not allowed on buses. On Google we find out that it is indeed possible to bring a dog on the bus, but they will have to go in the luggage room. And we will of course not do that.

Luckily we found out that dogs are allowed on the train, but to go by train, we must first go to Mazagon Huelva. And there’s only one train in that direction at 7:00 am and one at 15:00 pm.
Renting a car seems to be another option. But it is low season and it turns out that the car rental company won’t answer his phone anymore because it’s Saturday afternoon… Bummers!

Keep on trying

We decide that we will just pretend that we are not aware of the rules. In the end, when we really didn’t know, we would always just bring Teuntje without checking. We said nothing and asked nothing and just took him. We’re going to just try to take the bus at 10:00 am. In case it doesn’t work, we can still take a taxi to Huelva. That will cost us 25 euros though.

Plaza Espana

Plaza Espana

Christmas vacation on the boat in Lagos

Christmas vacation on the boat in Lagos

Christmas in Lagos

In December, we will go back to the boat, which is still in Lagos. Luckily our Christmas holiday starts early this year, because we want to be back on New Year’s Eve to celebrate with our friends. Dad would like be back too, because he wants to celebrate Christmas with family. Mom would have liked to stay away the entire Christmas holiday, but now we will go the week before Christmas and we fly back to the Netherlands on the first day of Christmas, very early in the morning.

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Seville

We have been to Seville for two days. What a lovely, lively and pleasant city! We highly recommend it.
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Mazagon

 We have stayed in the harbour of Mazagon six nights. It is a good looking, new and big marina. But also empty. I made me think of Muxia a little. There too, we were, together with the Jupita, the only passers.

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Met Teun in de bus naar Sevilla

 
April 2016
There we stood. Om 10 uur te wachten bij de bushalte. Teun zat al in z’n tasje. Maar hij was onrustig. Zat te piepen… Kwam misschien ook wel omdat wij wat zenuwachtig waren. Normaal doet hij dat namelijk niet.
Ik had een grote sjaal omgedaan. De hing half over Teun. Je kon niet echt zien wat er in de tas zat. Teun hing aan mijn schouder half onder de sjaal.

Christmas holiday on the boat in Lagos

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Christmas in Lagos

In December, we will go back to the boat, which is still in Lagos. Luckily our Christmas holiday starts early this year, because we want to be back on New Year’s Eve to celebrate with our friends. Dad would like be back too, because he wants to celebrate Christmas with family. Mom would have liked to stay away the entire Christmas holiday, but now we will go the week before Christmas and we fly back to the Netherlands on the first day of Christmas, very early in the morning.

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Herfst of de Morgane of Sark

Searching for Cranberries at Terschelling!

Toen de boot nog in Nederland lag, gingen we vaak naar de Waddeneilanden. Als we rond oktober in Terschelling lagen, hadden we de traditie om cranberry’s te zoeken. In bepaalde bosjes op Terschelling, zijn namelijk enorm veel cranberry’s te vinden. En die mag je dan zelf plukken. Dicht op de grond, onder mossige planten, zaten ze vaak verstopt. Je moest er dus echt even voor gaan zitten. Maar als er eenmaal een goede plant gevonden was, had je gelijk veel cranberry’s.
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On the way to Lagos

On the way to Lagos

Early in the morning we left for Faro. We would like to see more of the Algarve before we depart for the Mediterranean in June. Under Faro is a kind of tidal area and the border river between Spain and Portugal seems to be wonderful. In the autumnbreak with the girls, the Southern wind was too strong to sail. And during the Christmas break we only sailed to Portimao and back. Which was, by the way, a wonderful sailing trip!
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Île d’Yeu

Île d’Yeu, an amazing island!

From Merel

In 2014 we sailed along the French Westcoast. One of my favorites was Ile d’Yue.
Île d’Yeu is an island just before the French coast. It was very nice and relaxed. Everywhere were colored, old-fashioned little cars. Read more