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Old 27 July 2004, 05:56   #21
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Old 29 July 2004, 13:27   #22
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#1 29/07/2004 - The return trip

Andre strated his return trip (UK to Poland) in the new Parker cabin Rib, this time by sea. He will be sending me updates via SMS which I will post as I receive them.

He started his voyage today, leaving Ramsgate at approximately 14:00 bound for Amsterdam !
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Old 29 July 2004, 13:39   #23
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Great news. Travel safely Andre & Crew.

Really look forward to reading about the trip Graham.

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We have a change of plans. Yesterday we left Holland and we have decided to go round Denmark. Last night we wre at Esbjerg on the western coast of Denmark and we are just about to leave (09.30 hrs 31.07.2004) now and we are heading for Alborg tonight.
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Glad to hear you've completed the first leg of your journey safely.

Hope you're taking some pictures!!!

Looking forward to seeing you later this month.
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Good to hear the trip is going well, Alborg is nice town, but beware of that all restaurant close early, this goes for all Denmark.

You must try out the Danish tradition "Smörrebröd" fully loaded bread I would say.

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Progress Report #2

Well as Andre is obviously checking up I had better prost some more news from his trip !!

After leaving the UK, they headed for Ijmuiden on the Dutch coast, just to the west of Amsterdam. They enjoyed calm seas, and were able maintain speeds of around 35-37 knots.

They were pleased to be met by Jaap, who is the Dutch distributor for Parker ribs; he came out by RIB and accompanied them into port. Andre claims they stayed in a hotel in Ijmuiden, and never went near Amsterdam.

The next morning (Friday 30/7/2004) they fuelled up and left for Denmark, rather than navigating through the Kiel canal as originally planned.
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#3 Heading for Esberg, Denmark

Weather conditions again have permitted swift progress, with average speeds of 37 knots being reported yesterday on route to Esberg in Denmark.

Andre confirmed that they had arrived safely in Esberg, Denmark last night having covered approximately 250 NM at speeds of between 30 and 37 knots.
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#4 Off Round Denmark.....

This morning (Saturday 31/7/2004), Andre confirmed that they planned to leave Esberg and continue up the west coast of Denmark, and try and make as much progress as possible whilst the weather conditions remain favourable.

Destination not confirmed ......
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