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 sheeps of Friesland
And the heavy catering Wendy had done the days before proves to be plenty. Actually there are leftovers as well.

 

Along with 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 market outside Friesland.

 

After lunch 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.

Sailing back - trying to balance of the waves.
IF you stay up in the open you will get wet - and not just a bit wet but soaked. Most people seem to prefer the wet conditions where they can see the horizon to going down below deck and rest in the dry and risk getting seasick.

 

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.

 

After the day of sailing it is time to head back to Leeuwarden for dinner but before leaving the big farewell scene for the ones leaving straight after the sail is a must.

blurbmoi says:
Hey Mickey! Getting busy again I see. How's it going?
Posted on: Aug 15, 2008
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Other boat sailing
Other boat sailing
The sheeps of Friesland
The sheeps of Friesland
Sailing back - trying to balance o…
Sailing back - trying to balance …
The other boat in the distance
The other boat in the distance
Getting a bit closer to the other …
Getting a bit closer to the other…
The sheeps of Friesland
The sheeps of Friesland
The sheeps of Friesland
The sheeps of Friesland
Sailing back - trying to balance o…
Sailing back - trying to balance …
Sailing back - trying to balance o…
Sailing back - trying to balance …
Sailing back - trying to balance o…
Sailing back - trying to balance …
Sailing back - trying to balance o…
Sailing back - trying to balance …
Sailing back - trying to balance o…
Sailing back - trying to balance …
Sailing back - trying to balance o…
Sailing back - trying to balance …
Not really good at keeping the bal…
Not really good at keeping the ba…
Flag of Friesland from the lunch
Flag of Friesland from the lunch
Boats in the harbour
Boats in the harbour
Flag of Friesland
Flag of Friesland
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photo by: Jamarek