The Big Sailboottrip on the

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Looking up, gave me a great feeling

The Morning during day three!

I my alarmclock went off at 06.15 in the morning..... I was realy tired and I had two hours sleep that night! Rowena and Ket were at my place helping me out afther the showers! I had to put everything in my car for the catering on board! The night before and the moring I made a few calles to make sure everybody knew the place and time! During the Humpreys diner I had a map and the people knew were to go and with who to drive and I was realy happy about it! I had to be at the trainstation at 07.30 in the morning to pick a few up from the "Oranje van Eden Hotel" Brett was very helpfull as always and was a taxidriver! I had to pick up Narrie and Wilco, but they could sheck out fther 9AM... Brett was taking them with him and a few more! Rowena and I drove with two cars to the Campanile Hotel, not the number one hotel afthert this meet-up hahaha! Could bath, no 24 service, problems with checking in and out grrrr! Nooooo review for this hotel, but the Oranje van Eden hotel was the best! If you come to Leeuwarden, book soon for the "Oranje van Eden Hotel"

I had to do a few things in Leeuwarden, so Rowena went already to Stavoren to get there with the cateringstuff in the car and great help from Jos! He was realy great, even thinking with me before the Friesland meet-up even started, also Alex! Thank you guys! I had say goodbey to Joost and Suat and his friend drive up with me to Stavoren nearby the Ijselmeer! We came there in time and I had also foods and drinks in my car and Grace, John and Mickey! I had to bring the stuff to the sailboot first and everybody was there on time! It was so great that everybody was so helpfull, patient and very sweet.

The Lena Dogg, proost!
...It was so great.. Everybody was hungry and Rowena came, the sweetest friend ever helping me! She had Coffee already and we made Frisian Suikbrood made of a lot of suger and it,s sweet and that was jummy with butter on it!

The Adventure on Board!

The boot sailed out afther 10 a clock and we were here somewere 9 AM.... I had a talk with the sailermen about the route we are going to take and how it works here on the sailboot! ..... The TB members thought it was going to be all relaxing heyheyhey.,.... haha, no they had to help later on...It was a big ailboot and it can have a max. f 30 people  on board and I had 27 people on board! Femke was a girl that want to enjoy the sailboottrip last minute. After breakfast we went above deck to have some basic training on knots and sails etc.

blue sky that moment
, so we were all able to help a little bit as the crew only consisted of three people, the skipper and two Matroos (girls helpers)... They were very kind and helpfull and made everything great during the sailboottrip!

We left the harbour on the motor and then raised the sails. There was a good bit of wind and the sun was shining so  it was a very good start to the day. Some of us chatted, others just sat or lay down and enjoyed the view and the weather, it was all very relaxing. We crossed the IJsselmeer from Stavoren to Koudum and saw lots of other ships out, some like the one we were sailing on, others more like speedboats. Around 11 a clock it was time for the Frisian "Oranje cake" with more coffee and they on dek.

Strong men

During the sailboottrip I had to go to the Kitchen to prepaire lunch, but I could no be there that long heyhey! There were a lote of golves and it made me a litle saesick.. When I went up, it was ok.... We stopped in Koudum for lunch which I had to prepare in turns as our stomachs were not as strong as we thought with help from Rowena, even TB members like Patricia and John and Koosje were very helpfull!... When we got to Koudum we had to get some other people to move their boats first as there wasn't enough room for ours! Then we had breadrolls with ham and cheese, rolls with mozarella and tapenade (red pesto) and raisinrolls with cheese. To drink there was milk and orange juice. Short afther lunch I had a litle Frisian Berenburg drink with 30% alcohol in a small glass! It was a strong and strange tast, but I like it more mixed with coke or 7-up!

Afther lunch

After lunch I Cleaned up the catering stuff and it was time for wine! I was ownstarge for a while and everybody was saying that the weather went bad, rain and more windy and dark!  When we left we were all wondering when the rain would start, the wind was getting stronger and stronger.

Eventually it was windforce 6 and the rain started lashing down. A lot of people stayed up on deck, huddled together and covering themselves in jackets and towels. The alcohol and foods were on dek, but everybody brought it down in the kitchen... It was hard to do the catering on dek with a lot of rain and wind..... I thought by myself..... Ooooooooooh noooo, not this, but most of the people loved it... the real action and did not mind getting wett... Yokim was up front, crazy heyhey! Narrie, Wilco, Guido, Ket, Brett, Matt and many more stayed on dek..  A lot of them were nearby the sailers, like my two good Friend Pietsje and Ingrid from Friesland (No TB members) Koosje, Patricia, Mickey and John were there enjoying the trip! When it started the rain harder most of the people went in the sailboot, clothes went wet, wetter and wetterst! We dronk some drinks and I had to put the chees and Wraps, the Haring with Unoin, real dutchings, because it will get in the air with the wind!

We got back to Stavoren a bit earlier than expected and we talked for a little while longer but most people were so wet and tired they all went back to their home or hotel.

Brett and Guido helping
I saw that I had a lot drinks and foods left...... whoooooooo a lot....... I think when the weather was sunny the whole day it was gone! It was for me the first time sailing on the Ijselmeer... I have sailed before, but on a much smaller sailboot and more in small Frisian waters! I love sailing and Ill be back with more for next year! It gave me a big smile from ear to hear that everybody enjoyed it, even with the rain and wind back to Stavoren! I got a sweet thing from Rowena and Guido... that was sooo sweet...... It made me happy that Suat and Unor fun... he was in the beginning not realy in to sailing... heyhey! I had to clean up the kitchen etc and I got help from a few from TB and my sweet friend Rowena! I thanks the sailboot crue and they made everything compleet!

Afther sailing

Afther the sailboottrip I said goodbye to most of the TB members who went back home! It was sooooo great! Afther that I got my baggs and left overs and went to my car! I went to Leeuwarden with three people in the car and I had two times the bride open for the sailboottourists.

Me with the Frisian Berenburg
  That night I had plannen a not expected diner with people like Devika, Brett, Guido, Grace,  Matt, Stijn, Rowena, Jos, Alex and a few more at the mexican restaurant http://www.travbuddy.com/El-Pacho-Mexican-Argantinain-Restaurant-v173753! When I came home before I picted the people up I found my driving licence!...... YES YES YES,,,,,,, !!!!... It will never hapen again... The friday on the 1th I did some things for the missing licence, like I went to police office and got some information! We were with 12 people left that sunday evening and we went to the mexican restaurant.... El Pachio.... The foods was great and we talked about the sailboottrip etc.....

Rowena went home afther diner, because she had to work urlie tomorrow.

Me with the Frisian "Oranje cake"
... She was the best! Thank you sooooo much for your help my sweet Rowena during the Friesland meet-up and offcourse with the Kitesurfing that was a suk6! I gave her a big hug for that! Afther diner we went to my house for some drinks! I was realy, realy tired, but I was also thinking... it,s not normal that I have so much great people, friends around me outside Friesland and even the Netherlands... I wanted to enjoy every minute, even I was very tired! I saw that most of the people were tired and later on they went back to the hotel.... We all slept in...... Ket stayed at my place... he had no Hotel, because the key etc! I talked with him about the day and it was all good!

 

londonstudent says:
I think that plateful of food in El Pacho was the biggest I've ever eaten :):) How I then managed to eat some chocolate cake for dessert I can't imagine ...
Posted on: Aug 07, 2008
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Looking up, gave me a great feeling
Looking up, gave me a great feeling
The Lena Dogg, proost!
The Lena Dogg, proost!
blue sky that moment
blue sky that moment
Strong men
Strong men
Brett and Guido helping
Brett and Guido helping
Me with the Frisian Berenburg
Me with the Frisian Berenburg
Me with the Frisian Oranje cake
Me with the Frisian "Oranje cake"
Proost Rowena
Proost Rowena
The girl Matroos
The girl Matroos
Everybody helping
Everybody helping
aaaah, relaxing
aaaah, relaxing
Rowena and I doing the catering
Rowena and I doing the catering
Everybody relaxing on dek
Everybody relaxing on dek
aaaaaaaaah Yokim
aaaaaaaaah Yokim
Heeey Edwin
Heeey Edwin
Edwin, heyhey
Edwin, heyhey
Sweet Femke!
Sweet Femke!
Lena Adriana!
Lena Adriana!
Aaaah, Wet Sanne
Aaaah, Wet Sanne
Sexy Yokim
Sexy Yokim
Narrie from Australie, with dutch …
Narrie from Australie, with dutch…
AAAAH Liebe Famke Devika!
AAAAH Liebe Famke Devika!
Crazy Ketjuuuuh
Crazy Ketjuuuuh
Kiekeboe!
Kiekeboe!
Aaaah, cute Couple!
Aaaah, cute Couple!
relaxing in the sun
relaxing in the sun
Heeey Sanne
Heeey Sanne
Alex smoking again haha!
Alex smoking again haha!
Matttttttt
Matttttttt
Aaah nice couple! haha
Aaah nice couple! haha
Im, Flying, the king of the world!
Im, Flying, the king of the world!
Haha, Suat!
Haha, Suat!
Ket having fun!
Ket having fun!
I,m wet!
I,m wet!
Oelala Yokim!
Oelala Yokim!
Heeey Rowena!
Heeey Rowena!
Got this from sweet Guido with Coc…
Got this from sweet Guido with Co…
hihi!
hihi!
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