Kitesurfing in Friesland

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Kites on grass

We drive to the kite surfing place in Wendy's car. On the way she asks me if I am nervous about driving with a woman driver without her drivers licence. She claims she has only misplaced her licence. But on the other hand she continuously talks about being flashed by speed cameras when she is driving around Friesland - so maybe she got the licence confiscated because of speeding? Anyways I say no.

 

We get close to the kite surfing place - but the lead car turns in at a farm house. This seems a bit odd - kite surfing at a farm house. It turns out we made a wrong turn and we drive out on the road again for another 100 meters or so. Then we turn out into a grass field.

Kites on grass - where is the water?
A crass field? No water close by - sure you can see a bridge in the distance but still - how can you do kite surfing here - on land?

 

It turn out this is the place - the introduction to kite surfing is actually on land and not on the water. This is somewhat of a setback to my plan of taking photos of people falling dramatically in the water. The effects on land are not quite the same.

 

We can only watch for a little while because Wendy got a busy schedule for the day. She needs to bring a lot of stuff Rowena has bought back to her place and do more shopping. So Devika and I go back to Wendy's apartment to put some of the stuff in the fridge. The fridge is pretty full already with the stuff Wendy has already got.

Wendy holding a kite in the air
And Rowena have got a lot more cheese and meat - hence panic arrives something need to be done quickly stuff is being taken out of the fridge and at the same time Wendy want to be the perfect host and offer Devika and me something to drink. Well at least that also free up some space in the fridge. With all the stuff that need to go into the fridge we have probably got enough to feed the entire Frisian navy the next day but Wendy still wants to buy some more stuff -  but Devika convince her that it is not necessary. Wendy still needs to check TB and to get an address and answer a couple of mail. Then it is of to the Eden hotel.

 

Living in Friesland have made Wendy scared of bridges going up in front of her when she tries to drive through the town and we are in a hurry to get to Eden in time for the departure to the Pramfarhen.

Getting into problems
Well Wendy manages to find a route without bridges - unfortunately it is three or four times as long as the route with bridges. To make things even worse we get stocked behind a car going way under the speed limit. 2ks under at least. The cars horn is engaged without any success instead Wendy decide to turn right at the first corner - and the car turns having 2-3 wheels on the ground at all times. I begin to wonder how Wendy actually lost her drivers licence - the story about just misplacing it seems ever less plausible. With seconds to spare we get to the parking lot at the train station next to the Eden hotel and walk over to pick up the other people going pramfahren.

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Kites on grass
Kites on grass
Kites on grass - where is the wate…
Kites on grass - where is the wat…
Wendy holding a kite in the air
Wendy holding a kite in the air
Getting into problems
Getting into problems
MAybe not
MAybe not
Yep clearly in trouble now
Yep clearly in trouble now
Can it be saved?
Can it be saved?
Not looking too promissing
Not looking too promissing
Going down?
Going down?
Yes going down
Yes going down
All the way down
All the way down
Down 1
Down 1
Down 2
Down 2
Down 3
Down 3
Down 4
Down 4
Down 5
Down 5
Wendy hidding behind kite
Wendy hidding behind kite
Friesland
photo by: novabelgica