Voyages of Lady Martina – our 2019 season plans and subsequent achievements

This section summarises the cruises planned for Lady Martina in 2019 and evolves with constant updates and additions.

Whilst plans were always subject to the weather, the serviceability of the vessel and health and well-being of the crew, this summarises our cruising intentions and acts as a guide for friends and family who we wanted to visit us at every opportunity as valued guests.

As our plans for individual cruises take the reader to the details of each passage as they happen. 

Section I  - East Coast  – 10th June to 18th June (9 days incl. 4 lay-days)

Movement of Lady Martina from her home base of Horning via Great Yarmouth to Lowestoft for the first simple cruise of the season as a proving trial after a year of inactivity and then on to Ipswich, back to Southwold positioning ourselves ready for the North Sea crossing to IJmuiden.  Thus staying close to home and enjoying the picturesque and wild landscapes of the East Coast of Anglia as a start to the season.  For an overview, see East Coast Cruises 2019

Part 1. Monday 11th June  - Horning to Great Yarmouth  see  Horning to Great Yarmouth 2019

Part 2. Wednesday 12th June - Great Yarmouth to Lowestoft see   Great Yarmouth to Lowestoft 2019

Part 3. Saturday 15th June Lowestoft to Ipswich see  Lowestoft to Ipswich 2019

Part 4. Monday 17th June Ipswich to Woodbridge Tide Mill see Ipswich to Woodbridge 2019

Part 5. Wednesday 19th June Woodbridge Tide Mill to Lowestoft Woodbridge to Lowestoft 2019


Section II - North Sea Passage Outward 21st June (1 day)

Part 1. Friday 21st June  - Lowestoft to IJmuiden  see Lowestoft to IJmuiden 2019



Section III - Netherlands Cruises 22nd June to 15th July (21 days)


Section IIIa  - North Holland  – 22nd June to 28th June (7 days)

Upon arrival across the North Sea from England, and continuing through IJmuiden and mooring up in the Amsterdam area, we then chose to spend some time exploring the venues in North Holland, where visits are less common than in past cruises.  For an overview of the season as a whole, see Lady Martina Schedule of Voyages 2019

Part 1. Saturday 22nd June  - Beverwijk to Zaansdjk see  Beverwijk to Zaansdijk 2019

Part 2 Monday 24th June - Zaandjk to Alkmaar see  Zaandijk to Alkmaar 2019

Part 3 Tuesday 25th June - Alkmaar to Purmerend see  Alkmaar to Purmerend 2019

Part 4 Wednesday 26th June - Purmerend to Marken see Purmerend to Marken 2019


Section IIIb  - Flevoland  – 28th June to 1st July (4 days)

After spending time in North Holland, we decided to work our way to Giethoorn, The 'Green Venice' via the Markermeer and inland Flevoland routes, providing the crew of Ikon with some new experiences such as the wide expanses of the Zwarte Meer.

Part 5 Friday 28th June - Marken to Schokkerstrand see Marken to Schokkerstrand 2019

Part 6 Saturday 29th June - Schokkerstrand to Guithoorn see Schokkerstrand to Guithoorn 2019

Section IIIc  - Friesland  – 2nd to 10th July (9 days)

After the frenetic Guithoorn, with its Sunday visitors,  and avoiding Sneek, which our guests had visited before, I selected a few lesser-known venues which we enjoyed for 1-2 days each,  between times cruising through the meadows and open fields of Friesland amongst grazing cattle and farm-houses with nests of Storks on top

Part 7 Tuesay 2nd July - Guithoorn to Heerenveen see Guithoorn-Heerenveen to 2019

Part 8 Wednesday 3rd July - Heerenveen to Terherne see Heerenveen-Terherne 2019

Part 9 Friday 5th July - Terherne to IJlst see Terherne via Sneek to Ijlst 2019

Part 10 Sunday 7th July - IJlst to Workum see Ijlst to Workham 2019

Part 11 Monday 8th July Workum to  Makkum see Workum to Makkum 2019

Part 12 Wednesday 10th Makkum to Hinderloopen see Makkum to Hindeloopen 2019


Section IIId - North Holland and Amsterdam  – 11th to 15th July (5 days)

The plan for the final section of our Dutch cruise is to position ourselves back in Amsterdam awaiting good weather for our North Sea crossing home to Norfolk. This may well be contracted or extended depending upon the weather forecasts as access would be easy via IJmuiden yet much of the Markermeer and its attractive towns could be visited if time dictated. It is also better to cruise the IJsselmeer and Markermeer during calm conditions and windier weather would dictate an inland passage and result in an early rush or a late delay

Part 14 Thursday 11th July - Hinderloopen to Enkhuisen see Hindeloopen to Enkhuizen 2019

Part 15 Saturday 13th July - Enkhuisen to Hoorn - see Enkhuizen to Hoorn 2019

Part 16 Sunday 14th July  - Hoorn to Amsterdam see Hoorn to Amsterdam 2019

Part 17 Monday 15th July  - Amsterdam to Beverwijk see Amsterdam to Beverwijk 2019


Section IV - North Sea Passage Return 16th and 17th July (2 days)  

Part 18 Tuesday 16th July - Beverwijk via IJmuiden to Lowestoft see Beverwijk via IJmuiden to Lowestoft 2019

Part 19 Tuesday 17th July - Lowestoft to Lake Lothing see Lowestoft to Lake Lothing 2019





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