After spending the winter ashore at Jachtwerf de Haas in Den Haag, Wahine was re-launched last week and I made the trip to Hellevoetsluis, where she’ll be for the summer.
Quite an attraction to be heading out of the Parksluizen and into the Rotterdam harbor with s.s. Rotterdam pretty much right next to you. I was tempted to cross the Nieuwe Waterweg to go and have a look, but was a bit too nervous about actually reaching Hellevoetsluis that day to do it.
It was slow going at 3kn on the electric engine, but with a schedule well adapted to the tide and consequent 2kn current ‘sucking’ us through “Het Spui” onto the “Haringvliet” (thanks Erik van Binsbergen for the hint), the journey was doable. After some headwinds on the final leg across Het Haringvliet, I arrived at Hellevoetsluis at 19:00. About an hour behind the most optimistic planning. Not bad at all.