The fleet enjoy a rest day at Brouwershaven

Heavy rain and a chorus of seagulls woke crews but it was a rest day so there were no alarms or early morning radio calls. Today was a day to explore, rest and restock.

Brouwershaven is a small harbour town on the Grevelingenmeer in the Dutch province of Zeeland. It was originally a tidal harbour with huge gates and a community that was reliant on the North Sea fishing trade. The MBM fleet are now assembled in what was originally the old harbour. Nowdays there is a pretty marina, with a well-stocked chandlery, a fuel berth, a few boating workshops and a yacht club. The town itself is quaint and sleepy with restaurants, a few shops, a large cathedral, monuments and a town square.

The MBM team took the opportunity to take Time Flies around to neighbouring marina of Port Zeelande to refuel. Other crews basked in the sunshine, stocked up on provisions and pottered about in their tenders.

There was a briefing held on the pontoon at 6pm regarding tomorrow’s passage to Willemstad. Boats will begin departing at 7.30am in the hope of getting to the first lock before it gets too busy. Time Flies will accompany the first boats while Blue Fin will remain at the back in case of any problems.