The Prospect…The Retrospect

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Let’s start with the retrospect. Since our departure we have called on ports in Dunkerque, Dover, Shoreham and Cowes. I have always felt connected to Dover, not the least because I used to live there as a kid. Living is maybe too strong an expression, as during the time my parents and my youngest sister and brother lived in Dover, my other brother and I went to boarding School in Belgium. Coming to visit them every fortnight during weekends was more the reality. My brother and I were still at primary School during those days, and we used to take the tram, then the ferry from Ostend to Dover, all by ourselves. I enjoyed coming to Dover. We lived in Park Avenue giving to Connaught Park where the four of us used to enjoy the play area. We had a beautiful garden full of roses, and the house had a big wooden staircase. During the night the wood would ”set” which made some cracking noises. We believed there were ghosts 🙂

During our stay in Dover a few days ago, we went to Park Avenue to see the house, and to Connaught Park where kids are still playing in the same play area. Actually much remained untouched. It felt good to think back about those times of my childhood. A moment of nostalgia.

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About Patrick & Leentje

We are Leentje and Patrick. We have been cruising since June 2014 with the ambition to sail around the world.
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4 Responses to The Prospect…The Retrospect

  1. ruud says:

    Good to see you’re safe and sound in Cowes! There are worse places 🙂 … How is Silmaril holding up? You did no trail run, just left, so… Is the steering vane working properly?

    Groetjes, Ruud

    • Hoi Ruud, alles ok. Geluk gehad met het weer. Twee van de vier tochten hadden we jammer genoeg heel weinig wind, dus ook veel op motor om op te kunnen schieten. De andere tochten een lekkere 5 BF, ook voor de oversteek naar Dover..lekkkeeer zeeeiiileeeen’ was dat. En ja, Silmaril is echt wel een raspaardje. De windpiloot hebben we nog niet geprobeerd. De lijnen moest ik nog bijstellen. Heb ik pas in Shoreham gedaan. Nu even rondhangen hier, erg mooie omgeving. En…overal bootjes…:-)

      • Ruud says:

        Ongemerkt is ze snel hé? Fijn dat er geen kinderziektes naar boven zijn gekomen, na zo’n refit mag je dat toch verwachten.
        Op naar Falmouth 🙂 !

  2. We denken eerder de Kanaaleilanden. Willen we graag bezoeken. Vandaar richting Brest als uitvalsbasis naar A Coruna. Dieselmeter is om de een of andere reden mij onbekend uitgevallen. Electra werkt, moet dus de gever in de tank zijn. Ik tel voorlopig dus de uren, ongeveer 2l/uur aan 2000 RPM.

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