Sailing in the Province of Friesland

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Arrived at the lake

My last weekend in the Netherlands, for now. Not exactly sure when my Visa would arrive I had booked my return flight at the end of the weekend, in case it would be in Saturday's mail.

Earlier that week I had received an invitation of Arnoud to, once again, join him, and today also Sana, in a sailing outing on the IJsselmeer. Sana and Arnoud had made this appoint some time ago and I could coincidentally join them. This is almost becoming a good tradition, last year I was also the guest of Arnoud and his wife Wynanda, aboard their nice sailing boat, see here.

Sana and Arnoud would be there the whole weekend. I could, with a plane to catch tomorrow, of course join only for one day. The idea was that I would park my car in the village of Hindeloopen where Sana would collect me and drive me to Workum where Arnoud’s yacht is docked. Due to a festival in Hindeloopen this plan was cancelled.

Makkum
So, we both made our way to marina in Workum.

We set sail to the great IJsselmeer (IJssel Lake) so, once again within a week I was on a boat on IJssel waters (see here). Our destination: the Village of Makkum, a pintoresk village on the North East shore, that prospered in the 1600s due to the presence of the locks that gave access to the Sea (now lake). Due to the lack of wind it took us quite some time. But a pleasant time. Makkum offered more Dutch (Frisian) nostalgy. 

More pictures below! Deze fake-tekst heb ik toegevoegd om net iets meer regels te genereren zodat deze rare website toestaat dat de bijgesloten foto ook vertoond wordt.

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Arrived at the lake
Arrived at the lake
Makkum
Makkum
Waiting for the locks in Workum
Waiting for the locks in Workum
Another Dutch landscape along the …
Another Dutch landscape along the…
Another Dutch landscape along the …
Another Dutch landscape along the…
Arrived at the lake
Arrived at the lake
Fishing trawler in Makkum
Fishing trawler in Makkum
Fishing trawler in Makkum
Fishing trawler in Makkum
Makkum
Makkum
Makkum
Makkum
Makkum
Makkum
Makkum
Makkum
Makkum
Makkum
Another Dutch landscape along the …
Another Dutch landscape along the…
Near the Workum locks
Near the Workum locks
Workum
Workum
Paying the draw bridges, putting t…
Paying the draw bridges, putting …
Workum
Workum
Workum
Workum
The Workum marina
The Workum marina
Our route to (red) and from (green…
Our route to (red) and from (gree…
Workum
photo by: mdalamers