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Haven van Stavoren

After a sleep, or better a short nap, I was ready to be picked up by Rowena. She would drive me to Stavoren and I will help her unloading all the stuff in her car. Just outside the hotel I met Grace. She was early but now we could talk a little bit. Rowena came on time and after a little discussion about closed hotels etc. we forced Mickey also in the car J and brought him to the other hotel. Then in 40 minutes we received Stavoren. It was a nice sightseeing tour. Guido, Devi and Stijn were also there. We unloaded the stuff and Stijn started to make some coffee. Well done, it tasted very good! J

I met sailer Ineke there and also the captain
J. It was amazing but all people were there on time so they start with some instruction on the deck.

Front of the boat
Yes. . . .  we are going to be active on the boat. My first task was raising the big sail by turning on a wheel. That was heavy L So heavy that help came from Stijn and also Edwin. The 3 of us managed it to get the sail in top. Till 1 o’clock it was really relaxed on the boat. A little breeze, a lot of sun, and sailing to Workum. But after 1 there were clouds coming. When we were on the IJsselmeer again they raised the sail again. Now Sanne and I were in the corner to help with the ropes. That was the first time that we got a wave over us. We couldn’t leave, because Ineke was still yelling:
1 - 2 - PULL,   1 - 2 - PULL,  yes but we are wet:

 
1 - 2 - PULL oké oké, I get the message J After a little help from Brett, who was standing close, we managed to raise the sails.
Sailer Ineke
The rest of the trip is was like, downstairs, get sick, upstairs, enjoying the rain, catch a wave, downstairs, upstairs etc..  I found a place close to the captain that was almost dry. I talked to the sailer Ineke there, and Koosje and her friend Marike and Wendy’s 2 friends. And John was there getting wet….

It was a great experience on the
IJsselmeer. In Stavoren again, Wendy and Rowena got there presents for organizing this wonderful meet-up. Everybody started to say goodbye to each other and Wendy and Rowena were the last to leave the ship with all the catering stuff that was left over. Kett and I drove with Rowena back to Leeuwarden where I needed some dry clothes and a hot shower J

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Haven van Stavoren
Haven van Stavoren
Front of the boat
Front of the boat
Sailer Ineke
Sailer Ineke
Alex and Onur
Alex and Onur
Suat and Onur
Suat and Onur
Stavoren
Stavoren
Listening to Ineke. INSTRUCTIONS
Listening to Ineke. INSTRUCTIONS
All listening
All listening
There is Ineke
There is Ineke
Are there listening?
Are there listening?
First job!
First job!
First group working :)
First group working :)
A small boat passing
A small boat passing
Still working
Still working
Brett and Ket
Brett and Ket
Brett and Ket, Stijn watching!
Brett and Ket, Stijn watching!
Femke has it under control!
Femke has it under control!
Relaxing in the sun with a breeze.
Relaxing in the sun with a breeze.
Our big sail
Our big sail
Brett
Brett
Brett in the sun :)
Brett in the sun :)
Suat talking to only girls :D
Suat talking to only girls :D
John
John
Sleeping on deck
Sleeping on deck
Beautiful Femke in just a beautifu…
Beautiful Femke in just a beautif…
Sanne
Sanne
Edwin and Rowena
Edwin and Rowena
Matt drinking his beers...
Matt drinking his beers...
TB-ers relaxing
TB-ers relaxing
Femke and Sanne in the sun.
Femke and Sanne in the sun.
Edwin
Edwin
Brett and Ket on top, then Knabbel…
Brett and Ket on top, then Knabbe…
Rowena, Ketts back, Wilco, Stijn
Rowena, Kett's back, Wilco, Stijn
Alex in the middle.
Alex in the middle.
Wilco and Narrie.
Wilco and Narrie.
Stijn, Devika, Edwin.
Stijn, Devika, Edwin.
Our sail
Our sail
KITESURFERS !!
KITESURFERS !!
KITESURFERS !!
KITESURFERS !!
Lunch in Workum.
Lunch in Workum.
The captain and sailer Ineke.
The captain and sailer Ineke.
Marike, Koosje, Wilco, Matt and Mi…
Marike, Koosje, Wilco, Matt and M…
Sanne and ket in front
Sanne and ket in front
Lunchbreak
Lunchbreak
Brett feading the dog.
Brett feading the dog.
Our lunch, prepared by Wendy and R…
Our lunch, prepared by Wendy and …
Grace with the Beerenburgers.
Grace with the Beerenburgers.
Wilco, Rowena, Matt and Mickey
Wilco, Rowena, Matt and Mickey
He likes the Beerenburgers too :)
He likes the Beerenburgers too :)
Alex and Ket
Alex and Ket
Femke has a friend :)
Femke has a friend :)
Those clouds dont look good :(
Those clouds don't look good :(
The trouble starts :)
The trouble starts :)
Captain Koosje!
Captain Koosje!
Me wet...
Me wet...
Wendy get her present.
Wendy get her present.
Wendy playing on her gitar.
Wendy playing on her gitar.
The whole crew. Forget Ket, he doe…
The whole crew. Forget Ket, he do…
The two organizers, and the winner…
The two organizers, and the winne…
Left-overs....
Left-overs....
Back in Stavoren
Back in Stavoren
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