After Greenland, we made it back to Olafsfjördur in Iceland.
Hordur from Reykjavik helped us fixing some issues on Pachamama. He and his girl-friend Katla gave Christina a lift to us.
The kids were so excited to have Christina back on board.
Our friend Sverrir joined us on the long leg all the way to Amsterdam.
He took a lot of lamp meet and was a great cook and seaman.
Because of weather and sea conditions, we sailed non-stop. We got trapped once in bad conditions for nearly 20 hours without moving South between Iceland and the Faroe Islands. In the North Sea, we were shocked by the many oil rigs. It was like a forest and mad navigation kind of difficult.
We got a free birth in Amsterdam Marina where we had to say goodbye from Sverrir. He went on to Norway to meet part of his family.
Together with Christina, we sailed from Amsterdam trough several logs into the Islemeer to Medemblick, where we had a nice welcome by the Harbormasters Marcel and Erik.
We got a place for Pachamama from our friend Pieter H..
Our old friend Pieter S. joined us to help to take the sails down and preparing the bicycles.
After these difficult months with the repairs of Pachamama, we are totally exhausted and need a rest. We decided to continue cycling and visiting schools mainly in Europe this winter. The first leg will be along the Rhein river through the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Switzerland.
Yesterday Christina’s father “Bruno” came to pick up Christina before we set off from Medemblik. He also took a lot of staff from us for Switzerland. Thank you so much.
3 thoughts on “Iceland to Holland”
Happy to hear of your safe crossing and arrival in Holland. I pray that your spirits will be restored during your time in Europe. Love to each of you, Kathryn
Thank you for the wonderful photos. We are glad to know you are back in Europe and about your plans for the winter. We are on our boat in Raiatea FP. Home the end of Oct.
Love to the whole family.
Marjorie & Bill
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Glad you are sailing again. I love Isselmeer. We just got back to Kona after sailing from Nice to Sardinia and back with Bill & Heather. Aloha