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The Lena Adriana and Peuk!

Based on the decision to go to bed at a decent hour last night, I was still able to wake up with more than enough time before the meeting time for today's trip to Stavoren to start the boat trip.  Cleaned up and headed downstairs to catch up on the online addicition, then wandered over to sit with Micky and Alex eating their breakfasts.  Others started to straggle in, including Wendy and Ket (who I was supposed to be picking up at the Campianelle around 8.  What was he doing here?  Well...read Wendy's blog for some details on that one...

Gradually everyone arrived and cars started leaving.  In the end, only Alex wound up taking the train...and even that was not necessary as I thought I was picking up Wilco and Narrie at the Campianelle and it turned out I was just leading the way, so I had room in my car.

Well Wendy, you did it. We're off!
  A little hectic...I also thought I was picking up John at the hotel, but turns out he was already ahead of us.  Anyway...we left Leeuwarden and drove down what I thought was going to be little country roads but turned out to be a decent motorway down to Stavoren.  Original arrival time on my GPS was 9:15AM...we made it there before 9!!! (would have been faster but got stuck behind slow Edwin near the end of the motorway)

Everyone met up in the free parking lot around 1 km from the harbor.  I had bought the beer for the boat trip so we offloaded that into Wendy's car and then she drove the remaining provisions up to the boat.  I went with her and helped unload while the others walked up to the boat.

Everyone has arrived and coffee was served.  I explored the boat a little (didn't count, but like 20 bunks, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, etc.  Wow!) and arrived back in the galley in time for roll call.  All present and accounted for!  27 passengers, 3 crew, and 1 dog.

We mustered on deck for some house rules and basic seamanship lessons (the rabbit comes out of the hole, around the tree, and back into the hole) and around 10AM we set saiil for the open Frisian seas.  Yo ho!

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The Lena Adriana and Peuk!
The Lena Adriana and Peuk!
Well Wendy, you did it.  Were off!
Well Wendy, you did it. We're off!
Lenas bow!
Lena's bow!
Stavoren harbor
Stavoren harbor
The one with the orange houses...
The one with the orange houses...
The masts in the harbor
The masts in the harbor
Ahoy down below!
Ahoy down below!
Can I get some coffee up here?
Can I get some coffee up here?
Ok...Ill come down for my coffee.…
Ok...I'll come down for my coffee…
Are we ready to go yet?
Are we ready to go yet?
The deck, before the invsion
The deck, before the invsion
Boats at the quay
Boats at the quay
Masts in a line
Masts in a line
Four astern
Four astern
Our neighbors casting off
Our neighbors casting off
Pushing away
Pushing away
And away they go...
And away they go...
Pleasant seas, Labor Sanitas!
Pleasant seas, Labor Sanitas!
The professor
The professor
Gilligan
Gilligan
The main sail and the mast
The main sail and the mast
Thw wheel...
Thw wheel...
The Skipper and First Matt
The Skipper and First Matt
Onur directing the troops
Onur directing the troops
Everyone gather around
Everyone gather around
First rule...never lean on the mai…
First rule...never lean on the ma…
Are you paying attention?
Are you paying attention?
Peuk!
Peuk!
Where did this come from?
Where did this come from?
Did you all get that?
Did you all get that?
Now what...
Now what...
Enraptured audience
Enraptured audience
We shall share the seas with thee
We shall share the seas with thee
Unwrap that puppy...
Unwrap that puppy...
Everyone lend a hand
Everyone lend a hand
Almost ready to go...
Almost ready to go...
Unfurling the main sail
Unfurling the main sail
Thats ok guys, we got it...no nee…
That's ok guys, we got it...no ne…
Narrie Anne and Ginger
Narrie Anne and Ginger
Were under way!
We're under way!
Hi, Im Vicky, and IIll be your c…
Hi, I'm Vicky, and II'll be your …
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