Packing tips …
- Do we all have our passports sorted out? Yours should be good for 3 months after departure. No visa required.
- Luggage. A softer bag is best. Wheels can be handy for travel. We don’t always have extra space for the big hard case luggage. If you bring it, you may end up sleeping with it 😉
- Temperatures range from 50-70. 60’s most days, can be cooler in the evening.
- Comfortable clothes for the boat, walking, maybe some bike riding?
Something nicer for evening dining ashore.
- Some rain is likely. Bring a lite rain jacket, pull over or rain poncho. Layering: fleece or warm stuff.
- Sunblock, sun glasses, hat (shades head and neck a plus).
- Your bathroom stuff. Sheets and towels are provided.
- Shoes for the boat, walks and town strolls. Your deck shoes should be non-marking (no black soles).
- Money: for cabs to and from airport, meals ashore, food gems found in town to add to our experience, trinkets, and your skipper’s drinks … or not :).
- Get Euros from your bank or from an ATM upon arrival.
- Camera, MP3 player. There is a headphone size jack on the boat radio to plug your player in.
- Car chargers (12volt) are best. The boat is supposed to have 220v plugs that can be used when the engine is running. Most chargers now use both US 110v and 220v. Off the boat, electricity is 220v. Looks like the Netherlands plug is the 2 round prongs adapter.
- Your drinking cup for your water, juice or Dutch gin. We get water in the bigger containers.
- Meds: Customs prefers you have them in their original container with pharmacy sticker and your name.
Go online or call credit card companies to warn them you will be charging in the Netherlands.
Questions CaptainWoody@gmail.com. You’ll get my cel# in emails. It works great in other countries. Fastest response will be if you text me. Works better offshore etc.
Tot ziens (see you soon),
Netherlands Drone Rules as we understand them …
- Drones may not fly more than 120 meters (394 feet) above the ground or the water.
- Drone pilots must give priority to all other aircraft, such as airplanes, helicopters, gliders, et cetera. This means that you must land immediately once you see an aircraft approaching.
- Drones must fly at a safe distance from people and buildings.
- Drones must maintain a visual line of sight with their drone during operations.
- Drones may not be flown at night.
- Drone insurance is required for commercial drone operations in the Netherlands.