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Koninginnedag and ‘Wot… still ‘ere?’

The Netherlands has a new King… and ‘Free’ is still here! Why? Well in the former case, The Queen has abdicated in favour of her son Wilhelm-Alexander and Amsterdam went ‘orange mental’! In the latter, my British Small ships registration … Continue reading

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In the Grachten: Amsterdam by speedboat!

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A Friendly, Freezing, February!

Forgive me for the corny alliteration… I do like to play with words sometimes! Busy, busy, busy! That’s how February has panned out. Visits from special friends plus a brief visit to Lille in France… and all of it in … Continue reading

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Two true Vikings…

I have been told that I am brave… Friends have followed my voyages and my path, inspired by the great Viking sailors. They have been kind in their words, perhaps giving me more credit than I deserve. However, I want … Continue reading

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Icicles from Amsterdam!

I wish it could be tulips… but we’ve still got a few more months to endure before then! I knew that my return to ‘Free’ would be a harsh re-awakening, and sure enough, there were icicles inside. At least I … Continue reading

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A ‘Starbucks’ from heaven?

In this cynical modern world, the name ‘Starbucks’ has become identified with everything that is wrong with modernity. But hang on a minute… let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water. Here in Amsterdam, near Centraal Station, is … Continue reading

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Pride of the ‘Noord’

I don’t give a toss about the touristy places… The Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, the ‘Red Light District’ etc… No, it is the little things that interest me most and that is what I want to write about during my … Continue reading

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