Monthly Archives: April 2009

Shopping at Dekker Watersport

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Did some excellent shopping at Dekker Watersport yesterday.

Bought more gadgets for my sailing adventure. Things for safety like an extra lifejacket and a lifesling and stuff you just need for sailing like a converter (12 to 220 volt), a head-led, a dry bag of 10 litres and two sea rail bags – just to prevent it gets such a mess in the cockpit.

One thing I couldn’t decide on is the BBQ, never sail the Adriatic without one. Besides the price I have to get used to,  I still don’t know if I should buy a gas lit BBQ or just one with coals. Anyone suggestions?

Sailing to Venice

In the Yachting World of this month is an article on Sailing to Venice. A guy thought it was his most magical sailing moment of his life. If this true I will have on June 6 my most magical moment. How to cope with something like that?

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Single handed Training IJsselmeer

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Eastern weekend this year was an excellent three days of sailing. It was a training on the IJsselmeer as a preparation of An Adriatic 2009, my tour in the Adriatic Sea. Together with Anne, the trainer of the Zeilvaardigheidscentrum Lelystad, we circumsailed the IJsselmeer in 3 days.

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Next Challenge: Ulysses by James Joyce

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Bought some books today (and went to Thijssen directly after to grab a coffee). I went only to buy some books to learn a little bit of the Italian and Croatian language. Off course I bought far to many books. One of them Ulysses from James Joyce.

I thought if I do refer my site to the trails of Odysseus, I am almost obliged to read the contemporary version of Homers saga (sigh).

Besides James Joyce loved the Adriatic Sea and lived for years in Trieste.