On Frisian waterways September 2012
 
 


On the water

 

Log book

Netherlands September 2012

 

 

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We start at midday as we are scheduled for the Friese Sluis for 1 pm. The lock can handle boats up to 10 metres and we have 9.8 m.

Approaching Friese SluisFriese Sluis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All goes well despite some flying stones and grass from string trimmers. The workers dont stop cutting while we lock through!

Friese SluisFishing nets De Lauwers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the lock we pass fishing nets and spot a red mobile phone ;) on the meadow. A heavy rain shower sets in and we drive from inside for a while.

Telephone cabinDe Lauwers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But then it dries again when we reach Munnekezijl. The only living movement today on the water are ducks.

GeeseMunnekezjil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ducks at MunnekezjilMunnekezjil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next village is Pieterzijl where we have a lunch break sheltered from the wind before the lifting bridge. We feel observed at the mooring. ;)

Observed at PieterzijlLifting bridge Pieterzijl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After lifting the bridge with a special key we drive on.

Lifting bridge PieterzijlApproaching the lifting bridge Pieterzijl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

De LauwersDe Lauwers road bridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We arrive at Viesvliet where we moor. Half an hour later a frontal system arrives and the wind increases.

Front arriving at ViesvlietMoored at Viesvliet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also get some really heavy rainshowers. Although we are sheltered by trees, bridge and a high shore we get some waves on this small river.

Thunder clouds ViesvlietMooring Viesvliet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waves on De Lauwers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lauwersoog Max 15.4C Min 8.9C Rainfall 17.9mm Sun hours 0.4 Wind SE F6 Gusts F9

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