1 June 2015 – History in Hoorn

1 June 2015 – History in Hoorn

Pinksteren (Pentecost) – another Dutch holiday (although few know why we get a day off)! After our wonderful lunch in Hoorn only a week earlier, we decide to sail to Hoorn again. This time with Ivar’s parents and for dinner. Exquisite, exceptionally tasty, and beautifully presented – once again Marque’s is a treat. Hoorn is lovely, too. […]

16 May 2015 – Reunion in Stavoren

16 May 2015 – Reunion in Stavoren

Ascension is one of the few public holidays in the Netherlands. As it’s always on a Thursday, it’s perfect for a short sailing trip. For Ivar’s friends from his days as a sailing instructor in Friesland Ascension is synonymous with Stavoren – the city in Friesland where the meet each year for a reunion. Ivar missed […]

4 April 2015 – Another New Home in Amsterdam

4 April 2015 – Another New Home in Amsterdam

Spring has come and it is time for us to leave the Sixhaven in Amsterdam. We are sad to say goodbye to our neighbours, who have also become our friends. Ivar spent the last 9 winters there, so it feels like leaving home. In his time there he witnessed the Sixhaven being transformed into energy-efficient and […]

5 January 2015 – “Maiden” Trip to Terschelling

5 January 2015 – “Maiden” Trip to Terschelling

Finally – after 15 months of renovations, we are sailing again! Our first trip is taking us to an old time favourite: the island of Terschelling. We leave from Enkhuizen on the 28th of December, where our friend Feitze and his colleague put the finishing touches to Lucipara² by adding new covers for the sails and […]