Antwerp Through the Canals

At the time of writing Endeavour is on her way to Antwerp in Belgium along with a fleet of Dunkirk little ships. Paul Gilson was in command with Alan Bartram and new member Andrew Sales as crew.

The boat was heading for Ramsgate before sailing in convoy to Nieuwpoort.
Leaving Nieuwpoort Marina at 08:30
Nieuwpoort war memorial in background 11:00
Middlekerk Bridge 14:30

Lunch on board 15:00

Last lock into Bruges
Moored up in Bruges 20:30

Entering Bruges
Thereafter the fleet will travel on the canal system to Bruges, Ghent and on to Antwerp where the city is commemorating its liberation in September 1944.

In Antwerp they will join the Royal Navy frigate HMS Argyll, the Canadian frigate HMCS St John’s, the Dutch navy vessel Ms Zeeland and the Belgian vessel BNS Lobelia.

At the end of the event Endeavour will cross the North Sea and head for home in time to take part in Leigh Regatta.

Doubtless there will be adventures which we shall cover in the next newsletter, but in the meantime, enjoy some of Paul's photographs from the trip!

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