Sunday December 15th 2019
Two weeks after my last crossing of the North Sea, I was heading back over, for my last trip of 2019. A week-long conference in Leiden was the destination. I'd been there before in 2016, in grim wintry weather, and then passed through in April 2016, in beautiful spring weather. After a beautiful day on the boat, it was rainy all week in the Netherlands. The weekend after the conference was the last weekend before Christmas, so there was no time to go travelling anywhere else in the Netherlands. The boats back were pretty heavily booked as well, so I had to leave the conference a couple of hours early to get a day boat instead of the night boat I'd wanted.