|THE HENLEY WHALERS - 'Elbe Expedition 2013' - Version 12/1/13 Press your REFRESH button to up-date||To page|
|A trip down The Elbe River - Organised by Dutchman Willem Leopold (of boat Grundel Huibertje).|
Probable dates 25th May to 8th June 2013.
The following is extracted from Willem's email of 27/12/12.
"It will be an adventure."
"All the ships will be necessarily self supporting. There is no 'In Dubio' (hotel barge - PW) for our comfort. We will have to sort out our own sleeping arrangements, in our boats or tents. We will also have to do our own cooking or eat outdoors sometimes."
"The lowest bridge is 5 mtr. and non movable."
"After January 15 we will decide the best period.
"Should you come with your own ship or do you want to sail with someone else?"
"From England also Geoff Probert is interested."
Willem would like feedback by mid January with expressions of interest so that he can plan accordingly.
(Henley Whalers please reply via GP or PW)
Approximate guide only - Not yet verified by the organiser
See map below for where it is.
The following is Google-translated from the website natuurlijkvaren
"Cruising on the Elbe is substantially different than the Kralingse Plas.
"In our view, it is advisable to at least two people in a boat to sail.
"But there are nice things to say:-
"A good impression can get www.rolfdreyer.de ". (Anyone know how this helps? - PW)
"The best time is late May, early June.
"If we're going to have clear agreements with harbourmasters etc.