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Makeoya Svalbard

Newsletter February 2021

We quietly await… There’s been a real Dutch winter this year, and the Anne-Margaretha has been “enchanted,” otherwise known as “frozen” in Enkhuizen’s waters. We celebrate a bit of winter magic…! Like everyone else, we must wait to see how all the safety precautions and vaccine rollouts go during the Covid-19 pandemic. Norway maintains its […]

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Newsletter December 2020

To our Guests, Interested people, Friends and Family, The bizarre year 2020 is coming to an end. So much has happened to all of us this year. We sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are in good health; that is of course the most important thing! We have all experienced a life that […]

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Newsletter autumn 2020

We keep making plans. After a season of not sailing…, we are looking ahead to next year. Of course no one knows what that season will look like, but we remain optimistic. Fortunately, many of you are also looking ahead to next year’s sailing season. Our 2021 Sailing Program is now online. The ship awaits […]

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Newsletter June 2020

2020, a different season… Like many of our fellow skippers / ship owners, we also have a “lost” season this year. The consequences of the virus are great in our travel industry ..! Norway will keep the borders closed to us until at least August 20… Of course you always have to see it in […]

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Heinz Greet Antarctica

Newsletter March-April 2020

A rather different Newsletter than usual… The entire world is in the grip of the novel coronavirus/Covid-19…. We are all trying to survive this together, and yet from a distance: taking care of each other and ourselves… We hope that you and your loved ones will weather this crisis safely, and that we can sail […]

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hike Lofoten

Newsletter January 2020

Wintertime for the Anne-Margaretha Our new berth at Willemsoord/Den Helder became active quickly. It is even more sheltered, and this old yard is becoming very attractive to visitors. (Worth a visit!) Heinz has completely cleaned and painted the fresh water and dirty water tanks these past few weeks:a big job deep inside the ship. Fortunately […]

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polar bear at skeleton Svalbard

Newsletter November 2019

Back from Iceland-Faroe Islands-Shetlands-Scotland-England The Anne-Margaretha is back again in the Netherlands. Her last trip was quite impressive: we explored all new areas for us and immediately fell in love with them! This was another special sailing season, not the least because of the pleasant groups onboard! Our sailors met the challenges of weather, wind […]

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Faeroer2 2019

Newsletter September 2019

Looking back Greenland and Iceland were new destinations for us. The trip to Greenland was very impressive for everyone: sailing between 2000 m high mountains, huge icebergs, beautiful sunsets and sunrises and the Northern Lights! And not to mention the whales…! Deeply impressed, we arrived in Iceland a second time, which we totally enjoyed. Greenland/Iceland […]

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ijsberen eten walvis

Newsletter July 2019

The last days in Spitsbergen … While many of you lived in the heat here, we enjoyed, most of the time, wonderful weather about 1000 km from the North Pole (between 5-19 degrees now and then…). The last 6 weeks we have been in the beautiful High North: Spitsbergen! We look back on very special […]

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Swartizen 2019

Newsletter May 2019

To the High North! Nature had finally awakened in Europe, while the Anne-Margaretha was sailing towards the Arctic, and a different kind of Springtime. The strong northern winds forced us to wait for a while at Terschelling (an island north of the Netherlands), but finally the wind gods welcomed us and we made the crossing […]

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