Sailing? Me?! I wasn’t really sure what to think of it once my dad told us what we will do for his 60th birthday. All of us in one boat for more than a couple of hours? We even managing to get keep a boat afloat and running? It was an adventure and I would do it all over again.

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We sailed from Enkhuizen to Monnickendam and then on to the North Sea to Den Oever. During the afternoon we always had time to discover the towns and I was surprised how different and super cute they are. Here a some impressions from Enkhuizen.

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