Monthly Archives: November 2012

A Geordie sailing bum’s day in the Toon…

So… It all starts in the morning by taking the free ferry across from Ijplein in Noord Amsterdam with all the other Amsterdammers. I wish the Tyne was as busy or vibrant as the Dam. I remember as a child … Continue reading

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Blow wind, blow!

Here is Dam Square during an horrendous gale which had everyone scrambling around in chaos! I was on foot that day, and quite thankful. Notice the fietsers (bicycles) and even a moped blown over by the wind! I’m always reassured … Continue reading

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Ramblings from a compulsive writer!

I’d write this blog even if nobody read it… why? Because I’m a compulsive writer and do it primarily for myself. I suppose just like anyone else, I’m a little afraid that my life doesn’t add up to much and … Continue reading

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“Hello!” from ‘Harry’

Well… here he is after all the drama! I managed to connect him up to the old radiator system without a plumber’s bill in sight. It’s so lovely when you can do these things yourself without the inevitable inhalation of … Continue reading

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The diesel heater blues!

Just when I thought ‘Free’ was tucked up for winter in Amsterdam, what should happen? “You’re not allowed to use a wood fire in this harbour… people will complain!” Said the Havenmeester. “Oh dear!” Said the Viking Queen. And so … Continue reading

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A sailing life

I think that I’m better under sail than on a computer, but my technical ineptitude has contributed to the destruction of my previous website, and several emotional issues besides. Those of you who have stood by me throughout a scary, … Continue reading

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