Newsletter November 2016
The winter break
The Race of the Classics for YP again was a success! Anne-Margaretha has enjoyed the enthusiastic team of the Ministry I & M. The spectacular skies and clouds were good for wonderful pictures.
For now, just no Races of the Classics, because next year we are on our way to the South!
Anne-Margaretha gets a nice refreshment as every winter in Spaarndam. A lot of paintwork and all kinds of large and small jobs are waiting. (If you want to help, let us know: we’ll appreciate it very much!!)
Our trips to Norway in 2017
In mid-April we’ll start the Northsea-crossing to Norway. For the real enthusiast sailors it’s a nice sailing trip of three days, and than the reward: the mountains of Norway!
It always feels a bit like coming home … We love the Norwegian fjords, the ruggedness, the combination of mountains and water, the beautiful nature and in spring: the bird life! The breeding season begins of the Gannets, Puffins, Sea-eagles, etc.!
This fjord coast of Norway is so incredibly beautiful (and for many unknown!). We always discover new places again to dock or anchor off.
We’ll make wonderful sailing and hiking trips.
(With the Anne-Margaretha this journey is affordable: if you go by car (rented) and need to stay in hotels and eat in restaurants, this is quite a budgeted journey …)
We have on the trips along the coast, including the Lofotentrip, still places available!
To Spitsbergen and an ocean voyage
On the trip from Tromsø to Svalbard (sailing about 4 days, interrupted by a visit to Bear Island!) we take plenty of time to see the southern part of Spitsbergen! Just during the round trip to / from Spitsbergen we are visiting the spectacular Hornsund, perhaps the most beautiful fjord / sund of Spitsbergen! (In 2016, we have seen two polar bears and a group of belugas!)
New is a nonstop ocean crossing back from Tromsø to the Netherlands in late July!
In September 2017 to the far South: Antarctica, Patagonia, Galápagos etc.!
On our site you’ll find the whole program of 2017 and 2018. Some trips are already booked up, but there are (sometimes just some) places available on most trips.
Finally: We always work on our website (under the leadership of son Sam!) and we try to make this more and more beautiful and easier. Since October 2015, he has been totally renewed. We are proud of it and we hope to make attentive many people on our ship and our travels.
Do you know anyone who wants to be well informed about Anne-Margaretha, please let us know!
We wish everyone a nice autumn and next month in advance: Happy Holidays!
Greet and Heinz
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