A gentle motor across the North Sea
07 May 2018 | Den Helder
We made the most of a rare period of light wind for an overnight passage from the Orwell to Den Helder in the Netherlands- much easier than hopping up the French and Belgium Coast. The sea was almost as calm as this Dutch canal! The only stress was a mystery throbbing noise that started in the forepeak and got steadily louder- until we realised it was the giant rig a mile away drilling piles into the seabed. We timed the tide well for an easy entrance into the Navy Marina, and stretched our legs round the town before settling down for a good night's sleep.