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The home port of the clipper Mathilda is the small port of Battenoord on the Grevelingenmeer. The Grevelingenmeer is the biggest and cleanest salt water lake in Europe. So a perfect place for water recreation, like sailing, swimming and diving. In the like are various small islands with jetties, beaches and nature reserves (wild horses). An attractive spot for a walk, a game or a barbecue. Nice places to moor are: Brouwershaven, Herkingen and Bruinisse. A visit to the bungalow park Port Zelande with its wave-pool is also possible.


From Battenoord it only takes an hour to lock through the Bruinisse lock to the Oosterschelde. Sailing on the Oosterschelde is great, but take care at ebb tide. Wherever you are, you can always see the Zeelandbrug, one of the longest bridges in the world. The storm surge barrier is worth paying a visit. Waterland Neeltje Jans with the Delta Expo exhibition provides information about the construction of the dam in various stages. Zierikzee and Goes are pretty old villages with plenty possibilities for a nice evening out.

Veerse Meer

From Battenoord it takes one day to reach the Veerse Meer. This lake is 22 kilometers long and between 150 and 1,500 meters wide. This makes it a pleasant place to stay. In the like is a small island with jetties and an nature reserve. Close to the island are tourist attractions such as Veere and Kamperland. (These can be reached with the dinghy).


The Westerschelde can be reached in various ways. Through the Veerse Meer and then the Walcheren Kanaal along Middelburg and Flushing. The canal through Zuid-Beveland along the places Wemeldingen and Hansweer. Or via the Oosterschelde at the lock the Roompot to sea (within the 12 miles zone). Another way is the Schelde-Rijn connection, but this is very busy shipping traffic route for merchant shipping. With a bit of luck you will see seals and porpoises, So a lot of possibilities.

As you see there are plenty of possibilities for a great holiday. You could also simply enjoy the peace and quiet of staying on board a ship. Staying overnight at anchor is possible as well.


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