On Frisian waterways September 2012

On the water


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Netherlands September 2012



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The landscape becomes more and more rural and we get some typical Frisian scenes with wind mills.

Frisian windmill in the backgroundFrisian windmill in the foreground









Sailing is allowed on this part of the main navigation between the Ijsselmeer and the Dollart, the estuary of the Ems, but only by the additional use of engine power.

Sailing boat on the canalSailing boat on the canal









We have a view of the National Park Alde Feanen which lies south of the canal and have then again some traffic.

Alde FeanenTraffic









Behind Burgum we reach the Burgumer Mar. Here we have a lunch break at a Marrekrite mooring where a Canada goose welcomes us.

Burgumer MarMarrekrite Burgumer Mar


















Boaters can support the great work of Marrekrite with buying the yearly Marrekrite pennant. A chart of Marrekrite moorings in Friesland can be found here.

In the afternoon we go north on the Lits-Lauwersmeer route. The airdraft is restricted to less than 3 m, so you will not spot high cruisers there but some very nice moorings.

Lits-Lauwersmeer routeMarina




































We reach the Dokkumer Djip, where the navigation to Kollum starts with one of the modern lifting bridges. This stretch is beautiful with riverside forest. Note, on the right photo can the lock with its lifting bridge be seen in the distance.

Lifting bridgeDokkumer Djip







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