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88 days, 11 hours, 16 minutes ago
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mcnimble
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Got myself a nice sailing yacht; Monday I start a trip that should last through summer.

Any planeteers along the route to say hi to / exchange tips / share a coffee or beer?

Starting with the "Staande mast route" Willemstad, Dordrecht, Rotterdam; following it via Gouda, Leiden, Haarlem. IJsselmeer. Friesland? Lauwersoog, Waddenzee. Via German coast / islands, probably going around Denmark. Then it's too much of a crystal ball. Also, gonna take my time, I want to see the areas that I pass. I'll add more details as I go.
88 days, 10 hours, 10 minutes ago
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drgirasol
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Enjoy, life is short!
88 days, 10 hours, 0 minutes ago
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hawkmeister
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I'm on the eastern Aegean, if you travel that far there'll be a cold malt waiting for you. :P

Have fun, although I have no doubts that you will.
88 days, 9 hours, 48 minutes ago
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domodedovo
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how's internet access in the north sea?
88 days, 3 hours, 44 minutes ago
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issen adtur
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Oh now you're just bragging!

Holy crap man, that's awesome!
Dream come true sort of stuff..

I only WISH I could enjoy a brew with you, but alas- I'm on the other side of the giant pond.

Hope somebody takes you up on that- I'll think about you when I put my little kayak in the river for the first time this year tho!

Be safe, and enjoy!
88 days, 3 hours, 16 minutes ago
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gatsby
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Well, shd you get to Oostende send me a message:)

@domodedovo: depends how deep you are:)

Cheers,
Gats
88 days, 1 hours, 18 minutes ago
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ndek
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Wow.
If you come to Kiel (maybe for dolphin watching), we can have a beer together.
88 days, 0 hours, 13 minutes ago
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evileympire
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Stockholm's thousands of islands await you :)
87 days, 23 hours, 29 minutes ago
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hiko
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Have fun and enjoy.
87 days, 21 hours, 38 minutes ago
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mcnimble
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I will have to keep a list :)

@evileyempire not sure I will make it that for up north...
@ndek Probably returning through the Kieler canal, cool
@gatsby Oostende in autumn, can do

@hawkmeister no plans that far, yet
@issen+adtur The ship can take it, but crossing an ocean is too much to contemplate, at the moment.
57 days, 0 hours, 11 minutes ago
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mcnimble
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The first planeteer meeting took place some time ago. I already knew @Nanning, and it was nice of him to drop by on his morning commute ;)

If you want to read about my adventures, they're here: https://chmeee.org/#blog/Journey

Currently in Leeuwarden. Will stay another day. Then Dokkum, Lauwersoog, and some serious planning to do. Starting July 1st, island hopping into Germany. Then possibly Helgoland? Then some loooong trips for a solo sailor along the west coast of Denmark. In the Limfjord it should be relaxed, once more.

Not sure where I'll cross to Sweden, yet. I have a destination near Ystad.
56 days, 23 hours, 6 minutes ago
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ridiw
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Please put me on the list for Kiel, too. There are some nice locations right at the watergates.
56 days, 20 hours, 10 minutes ago
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evileympire
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i'll be near Gothenburg in August, if you're still sailing in that region then. have a good trip?
56 days, 18 hours, 49 minutes ago
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dostetres
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McNimble, you are living my dream and I hope to chase you down at sea in 5 years. Please send us videos of the adventure!!

Dos
20 days, 2 hours, 10 minutes ago
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mcnimble
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Keep dreaming ;)
Nothing ever goes as planned. My auto-pilot gave up, and the replacement took several weeks to arrive. It's at the shop now. But long daytrips to go around Denmark is not such a good idea when you have to steer all the way.
So I cancelled that plan. Sailing around the Netherlands at the moment. DK SE (FI?) postponed to next year.

Oostende in autumn is still a deal.

On a strictly planets side note, several days ago I lay moored behind a catamaran "Gemini 105 MC". I thought that was pretty expensive, given that you need about 450 supplies to fix the thing. Its mast was torn off, and both floaters had such big cracks I was surprised that it was still afloat.
18 days, 9 hours, 3 minutes ago
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ridiw
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"verdammte technik"
Ok, we have to postpone the "east coast planets gathering" until next year. Have a lot of fun in the west :)
18 days, 8 hours, 56 minutes ago
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ecatoncheires
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Congratulations Mcnimble, that is really a dream came true!

I'm thinking of crossing the oceans myself, with my brand-new Cloaking Romulan Royal Yacht:

https://tinyurl.com/RomulanYacht
18 days, 2 hours, 38 minutes ago
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jason williams
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ECA is it cloaking because you don't want people to see you on it?
18 days, 2 hours, 23 minutes ago
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ecatoncheires
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@Jason Williams

Exactly.
18 days, 0 hours, 13 minutes ago
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mcnimble
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The world record of crossing the Atlantic in the shortest yacht is... 1m64