Sloten Travel Blog› entry 8 of 11 › view all entries
Fortunately it was not a really late night last night given we need to be leaving really early in the morning - again. Somehow I managed to get up and go down for breakfast at 7 - well more or less at 7. Yesterday I had talk to Wendy about getting a lift to the sailing part of the day but Brett got room in his car so I can drive with him instead - giving a bit more time for the breakfast part of the day.
Wendy arrives we get a bit of confusion. Because of some hotel trouble Ket also
need a ride to the boat and given neither he nor Matt have managed to have
breakfast and other stuff it turns out that Brett needs to bring them plus
Wilco and Narrie. Suddenly there is no space for me anymore :( Well Wendy is
still around - I can get a lift with her instead. I am still at the breakfast
table more or less ready to go when Wendy says she is leaving and walk out the
door fast - I assume I still got time to run up and get my jacket and camera.
I get there
and Wendy is there as well to pick up a few more passengers - and she got room
to spare. Then of we go to the sailboat place. It is pretty straight forward -
according to the GPS it is just 45k without any turns at all - then you need to
be careful and take a right. We go the required 45k down the road and it is
time for the turn. But it turns out that Wendy's GPS is from the Netherlands
and not fully updated on the situation in Friesland - hence it tell us to turn
in the middle of a tunnel without any roads in sight.
Despite the problems with finding the way we manage to get sort of back on track on get towards the harbour. We finally spot a signpost the resistance has missed and we are now certain we are going the right way.
On the boat
we all go down below deck and get the very first speciality of the day.
that unlike the people in the
Well no major accidence occurs as we get the sail up and prepare to sail out of the port. And the sun is up the sail is very enjoyable with wind blowing and sun from above. We sail on an artificial lake created by a huge dyke the Dutch have built many years ago. The dyke makes the water fairly calm and nobody gets sick during the sailing. We head out to a small place to have lunch break.