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Old 29-11-2012, 04:13   #1
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Dutch Waters

There is a chance in the New Year I will be exiting the Kiel Canal and turning left towards France and the Channel Islands. At first glance (still waiting to get my hands on the charts) the Waddenzee looks a mass of sand banks and potential hazards to a fin keeler drawing 2m.

Any suggestions for routings, best places to visit, etc., And of course places to avoid.

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Old 29-11-2012, 04:45   #2
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try this very informative

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Re: Dutch Waters

Also "Riddle of the Sands" might be interesting reading. Many small French ports close at low tide, so beware. Boulogne, Dieppe, Cherbourg and St Malo are probably big enough not to have this problem. Smaller places like Honfleur and Ouistréham (along with the Channel Islands) might make for more interesting visits, if you can time things right and get in. (The Bayeux Tapestry is really neat, along with the Bayeux Cathedral. The Bishop hired boatbuilders to construct the roof when the carpenters went on strike, so it looks like two upturned boats next to each other.) Oysters are a specialty at Ouistréham, if you like them. Granville might be having problems of some sort right now (dredging, possibly?) based on a thread I saw on a French site. Bon vent!
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Re: Dutch Waters

No help here. But Dutch canals are interesting and beautiful.





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Thanks everyone. Great info.
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