Lunch and rain
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The sun is up on the way out on the lake and the big highlight of the sail is the secret Frisian yummies - which we have all heard so much about the last few days - but nobody really know what it is. It turns out it is a sort of cake thing and yep it do taste pretty yummy.
Out in the area around the dyke we see some kite surfers who unlike the trial kite surfers from the TB group the day before is actually out on the water. And they are doing ok it seems in the wind.
We get out
to the end of the leg out and go into a small canal along the dyke - and out
there we go for lunch. Of course in the run up to lunch there is a very strict
rule being enforced forcefully. No alcohol before 1!! One arrives - and still
no beers - but lunch is getting on the way.
the lunch comes a beerenbach - or something - a Frisian speciality spirits. It looks
like something based on all sorts of different herbs - but compared to herbal
based spirits it is virtually tasteless and I doubt it will ever pick up a
it is time to turn back - and the weather is not looking promising it is dark
and threatening clouds all over the place. And rain seems eminent. The wind
picked up a bit as well. But we set of and when we get to the open sea the boat
picks up good speed. And the boat is routinely splashed by the water when it
goes through the waves.
Me I am one of the lucky ones who still do not know how much wind and waves it takes before I get seasick so I just stay in the dry. It is quite interesting to stay down because the boat is far from level because of the wind pushing on the sail. Hence everybody trying to walk around downstairs is tumbling into the wall and kitchen area. Or trying to stay upright which means you are turned about 20 decrees compared to the normal vertical position.
In the end the rain is becoming so strong that everybody gives up on the fresh air and goes down below for the last part of the journey. The sail is going down which means the boat is changing to a somewhat more vertical position.
We make it to shore and everybody claims they were not sick - but there is a bit of a funny smell around on of the toilets - so you never know.
day of sailing it is time to head back to