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Central Ring photo cruise

Broom boater Anthony Branchini shares some photos from his cruise on the Central Ring route, from his home mooring in Flevoland he accesses the Randmeren via the Lage Vaart then follows the route south on the river Vecht, stopping off for a tour of the newly opened moat canal round Utrecht.

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Weed alert

More news about water weed particularly in the IJsselmeer area. Sounds like it is getting worse rather than better, so much so that there is now an app for it.

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If you are planning on using this route between the Vecht and Amsterdam then it can be worth checking that the bridges are operational before committing yourself to a cruising schedule. In high winds or extreme heat the bridges are not operated and the waterway will be closed. 

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How to read your ANWB almanak

You have them on board, but admit it, you've never actually looked in them. Or if you did have a peep, you realised they were all in Dutch, might as well be double Dutch, and shunted them to the back of the book locker. But help is at hand guys...

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Weed problem in Markermeer

Not the sort you smoke, but the wet, green stuff is making its presence felt, particularly in the approach to Hoorn in the Markermeer. 

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