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 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.
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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