During the past month we sailed our SO32 Manokwari to the German isle of Helgoland, island-hopping along the island chain from Holland.
Our route took us from Texel to Vlieland and Ameland. Then we started out for the German isle of Borkum, but halfway decided to stop at the mainland port of Lauwersoog because it got a little too rough. The next day we continued to Borkum. Sailing in and out of the sea entrances between the islands takes time and requires you to go through some surf and rough patches.
From Borkum we continued through the mudflats inside the island chain to Norderney. Then we went on to Helgoland, making a dogleg around the shipping lanes. From Helgoland we traced back part of our route to the attractive little island of Wangerooge. Having stayed there we returned to Norderney and Borkum, where we picked up our son and daughter-in-law.
Finally, after all the family members had been dropped off again at Borkum to catch the ferry to the mainland, I continued solo to Lauwersoog and the mainland port of Harlingen.