It was about time that there is a meet-up in Friesland in the Neherlands... It,s going to begreat and already 30 people comfirmed! We are doing a lot water actities.. What is Friesland without watersport and sailing.... Rowena my friend is going Kitesurfing with a small group and I Praamsailing! Friesland is all about Sailing and I want to go Frisian style... so there has to be a sailboottrip in it! I planned one for sunday the 3th in a great place in Stavoren nearby the Ijselmeer!
Driving to Stavoren and back home!
I went to Stavoren today at 16.00/ 4PM to see for the sailboot, the Lena Adriana with my friend Rowena.
The Lena Adriana, the 3th
She came from her work from a other side from Friesland and I,m from Leeuwarden
... It was a hour drive and the road was boring. I had two times the bridge open for the sailboots... It was not hard to get to Stavoren... I went to Bolsward
and to Workum
etc..... When I went back I had a problem heyhey.. I think I have been cut with driving to hard... FLITS.... I,m not sure though... So people with car, be careful... It,s a road with driving a lot 100 km and then you need to go back to 70km a hour.... Take your time and don,t leave to late, because there are at least three bidges you will pass.
I had to walk over two sailboots first to get to Lena!
. It,s summer and they are a lot open with a lot of sailers!
My moments with out Rowena!
When I got there I parked my car and the first thing what I saw was all sailboots... The Lenna Adriana is on the "bigg Haven" one minute walk from the trainstation! For the people who will come with train... It,s realy easy..... First I went to the Frisian sailboot and it was at first not easy to find in a place with many sailboots... I had to ask other sailers and there it was... I had to jump over three other sailboots... same type as the Lena Adriana! The sailboot was beautiful and what a space on dek... Inside it was very bigg two... 22 places to sleep... normaly it,s a sailboot people sleep on, but he is also good for daytrips! My friend Rowena came later so I said that I came back a hour later!
I went insite Stavoren a great place for sailers.
... very touristic, but very small.... I went insite a few restaurant to see something for us meaby afther the sailboottrip... I saw great places, but more information later on..... I walk sme more and I went fast at the Ijselmeer.... It was windy and frish, but it felt good... I was very exited for the sailboottrip.... On moment I passed a sailboot and people said if I like to go sailing with them for 10 euro, because the will be a sailboot contest in Stavoren and I was realy exited! I said I got something with a friend at 16.00 uur in Leeuwarden and I can,t cancle it.. They said that she can enjoy, but she don,t like sailing... next time better! I looked closer and It was the BURNING LOVE "de Brandende liefde"It was a smaller, but beautiful sailboot, whole different then the Lena Adriana!
Rowena and I in Stavoren!
Rowena came in later in.
Ijselmeer, were is the sun!
... She came in from a other site from Stavoren... Stavoren is not that smal afther all... heyhey... You can get lost! There are two havens in Stavoren...... A matroos, sailer assistent was on board and not the schipper! She was very kind and she is going to sail with the Lena Adriana on sunday the 3th of august! She loves this boot and she does the sailingthing already many years... She is a lot from home! She showd me and Rowena around... We asked questions about the catering and she said with a sunny weather there is a lot space on this sailboot... Most of the boots have that space on dek.... Insite there was a great kitchen with many cookoptions.... There a 22 places to sleep and there is a place you can hang out to eat or when the weather is bad....
It,s a very old sailboot and vry stabil for the beginners/ starters... I saw that the 'Brandende Lieve' had less space and less stabil, but it was Rowena and I who like to sail this boot next year with our friends or TB members! We choose this one, because the space, sheaper, because this is the only sailboot we can do our own the catering, no renting and because he is more stabiel for the ones who never sailed before! We were on board 30 minutes and made some pictures! Being on board made me and Rowena very exited for sunday the 3th of august!
Afther that we went for a walk and we went for a drink.
Rowena and I had diner here!
.. Later on we eat something.. I had a pizza and Rowena had vegatarian stuff... She was not very happy about it... I showd her some restaurants, eat options.... More information later on.... The weather was good, clowdy, but also sunny... I experiened a lot of wind.... If you are going to sail away, please bring warm clothers with you and no high shoes/ boots.... For parking you can park your car at a place were you don,t need to pay....100 meters outside the tourist spot....