Sailing Hatseflats
A 15ft Pram for Dinghy Cruising
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20190601

Weekend at the Lauwersmeer

After our aborted trip to the Semaine du Golfe in Morbihan we decided to spend a long weekend at the Lauwersmeer. We launched Hatseflats in Oostmahorn at 1000 hours and met up with Koos for a nice daysail. Our intention was to make a short trip on the Wadden Sea, inspired by Koos' earlier trip the year before. When we reached the lock at Lauwersoog around noon we found that there was too much wind so we continued to the Booze Wijf.
We sailed past the camping to the Schoolplein which lies opposite the Landal holiday village of Suyderoogh. There was a nice sandy beach where we landed for lunch. We enjoyed our al fresco lunch with ham and eggs cooked on our Campingaz burner.
After lunch we sailed back in the direction of Oostmahorn. Once past the island, Koos threw his floating GoPro camera in the water and we had fun sailing around it. The weather was really nice but at the end of the afternoon we sailed back to our tent at Oostmahorn.

Sunday 2 June 2019

On Sunday we took it easy and left Oostmahorn at 1100 hours. We set sail towards to Zoutkamp, where we arrived at 1430 hours for a quick break. At 1500 we started the return trip. We sailed past Oostmahorn and anchored off Hoek van de Bant around 1700 hours. When the wind started to cool we returned to Oostmahorn and had dinner at the Raadsel van de Wadden.

Monday 3 June

Left Oostmahorn at 1100 hours to sail to Lunegat and back. Arrived at Lunegat around 1300 hours. When we rowed into the marina, we saw the 46' Big Twins cat, the largest boat that had been designed with YOT Hull Design. We also admired an big ocean-going cat which was for sale. The lady on board told us that it had been designed by Alexander Verheus and had been their home while sailing around the world.
We took a short walk to the lock at Dokkumer Nieuwe Zijlen. When we got back we bought chips and 'kroketten' at the mobile snack bar outside Lunegat. We lunched with chips and 'kroketten' aboard Hatseflats before we started the return trip at 1400 hours.
We arrived at 1600 hours at Oostmahorn and retrieved Hatseflats onto the trailer at 1700 hours. Before we returned home we stopped for fish and chips in the fishing harbour of Lauwersoog. It had been a very enjoyable weekend.



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