The girls came over from England on the ferry and were cycling through Holland when they were tempted by the thought of a canal cruise on a gaffer. Beverley edits the OGA website and 'Sailing By', so she took lots of pictures with a proper camera. By contrast, most of the pictures on this blog were taken with a mobile phone. Christina's previous experience of sailing was on a Folkboat so she may be a new convert to the joys of gaff rig.
We berthed in the new Amsterdam Marina near to several interesting old vessels including a lightship, an old windjammer, a floating hotel and a decommissioned submarine. There are regular ferries across the canal to the centre of the city. In the evening our crew was greatly strengthened by the arrival of Allan and Alice so space is getting a little tight aboard.
The third photo shows that we have left the world of small rural canals and inshore traffic, and that big ships come to the busy waters of Amsterdam.