When in Rome do as the Romans do! Therefore we are continuing our blog in English so that Rolands family and people who we meet along the way are able to follow our progress.
With the help of Leontine, Ine and the harbour master we safely moored the boat to the pontoon inspite of 4 knots of current. Ine and Leontine bustled off for a cup of coffee while Roland and the crew celebrated the completion of a safe passage with a glass of Grolsch!
Southwold is a fantastic harbour town with its own pier, pretty sea-front and well known for the local Adnams Ale. After a simple pub lunch in the Lord Nelson, the crew decided to return to the boat to catch up on some sleep after our night crossing.
Rolands sister Kate, who has a lovely cottage in Dunwich a couple of miles south of Southwold, had reserved a table for all of us in The Ship - a very welcome feast!
Roland, Leontine and Max gratefully accepted Kate's kind invitation to stay at Elsie's cottage in Dunwich leaving sufficient space on the Whiskey Romeo 4 for Ine and the rest of the crew.
The following morning the crew turned up at Elsie's cottage for a delicious English breakfast painstakingly created by Robin.... what a treat.
After our brunch we returned to the boat and in the afternoon explored Walberswick, had an early dinner in The Anchor before saying goodbye to Ine, Reint, Jan and Max.
Our adventure starts!