Fortunately pilot book author Brian Navin, who up to now has always proved totally reliable if not exactly chatty, recommends an alternative route on bigger canals. We will report back tomorrow, but the thought of retracing our steps and heading out into the North Sea is very depressing.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Late addition to my earlier post. It seems that the ANWB standing mast route atlas, which we had thought of as the bible of cross-Friesland sailors, plans to take us up a canal north of Grou which is only 1.4 metres deep, ie a foot shallower than we are. This is baffling, as otherwise the only general thing they say about depth (in Dutch of course) seems to be that only yacht harbours offering a depth of 1.5m or more are mentioned.