We sailed from Liverpool on April 12. We sailed overnight and stopped at Douglas, Isle of Mann. We could only stay for 12 hours, so we continued and did another overnight sail to Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland. We were docked in the commercial container port, so we didn't have a lot of visitors. We stayed in Warrenpoint and worked with YWAM Rostrevor and also went to Belfast for a day. We sailed out on April 23. After 2 days and a Force 8 Gale (about 20 foot waves), we arrived in Falmouth, Cornwall, England. We were there so a sailmaker could measure the ship for new sails.
Another overnight sail across the English Channel to the Island of Gurnsey to take on about 4000 liters of fuel. We stayed 6 hours and then sailed back to the Isle of Wight. Because of the weather, we had to anchor off shore for 2 days before we could enter the town of Cowes. We arrived on April 29.
In Cowes, we worked with the local Youth for Christ program, had an Open Boat for the public, hosted several school groups and also hosted several youth bible studies on board. We left on May on May 3 and arrived in Roterdam, Netherlands on May 5.
The city allowed us to dock in the Maritime Museum, so we were on public display! We worked with the local Seamans Christian Fellowship Ministry. We spent a day on several cargo ships in the Europort with mostly Phillipino crews. We also spent a day with YWAM South Holland and did some evangalism in the local park. We left on May 9 and made a day sail to Amsterdam.
We are actually staying in the YWAM Amsterdam base for a few days and helping with several of the ministries that they have here. The is a very urban area, we are in Amstersdam Central, so we are near everything Amsterdam is known for. We will be here until May 17.
We will then sail through the interior of the Netherlands to the town of Kampen. From there we will go to Hamburg, Germany and we will be flying back to LA on May 28.