Rain, rain, go away, we are underway, and time to go home

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Lining up

Another morning and another early start on the weekend.  We had a little more time for breakfast and were ready to go.  Wendy was leading this morning.  On the way to the boat it started to rain some.  We made it to the boat and got all of the stuff onboard.  We were scheduled to leave at 9:00 but other boats were blocking us in.  The captain had arranged for them to move at 10:00.  Everyone got settled in the cabin while it was raining. Rowena’s mother began fixing the food.  The captain gave a little speech while we hide inside from the rain.  We ate suikerbrood (sugar bread). The captain said that it would stop at 10:00 and it did.

 

The time came to leave and the rain had stopped and the clouds were clearing.

Eef, Wendi and Brian
  We made it through the lock to get out of Lemmer.  The day consisted of traveling through a number of canals through the Friesland islands.  The water was calm and the landscape peaceful. The land of water was showing it’s beauty.

 

End of the Journey:

 

As we got close the being back the rain came back for a short period.  We dropped the sails and tied them up for the day.  Back at the dock we said our goodbyes and headed for the car.  Anna (dolfijn) rode back to Amsterdam with us. We had great conversation about everything from travel to politics. It was a great end to a great weekend.  It was just too short! Some of us have already decided to find some time to get together and practice before next year’s kiting weekend. Thanks to Wendy and Rowena for all of their hard work. It was a special weekend.

 

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Lining up
Lining up
Eef, Wendi and Brian
Eef, Wendi and Brian
Early morning ...trapped by boats …
Early morning ...trapped by boats…
Spitting rain!!!
Spitting rain!!!
Waiting for the rain to stop and t…
Waiting for the rain to stop and …
Matt and Wendy
Matt and Wendy
Jessica and Ashish
Jessica and Ashish
Oussama and Lieke
Oussama and Lieke
Jos, Anna and the side of Ashish
Jos, Anna and the side of Ashish
Finnaly moving a bit
Finnaly moving a bit
Ships departing
Ships departing
On our way
On our way
Moving along
Moving along
Leaving Lemmer
Leaving Lemmer
in the open watter
in the open watter
Martijn, Wendy, and Ashish
Martijn, Wendy, and Ashish
Jos and Jessica
Jos and Jessica
Martijn
Martijn
Wendy and Ashish
Wendy and Ashish
Waiting in the traffic jam
Waiting in the traffic jam
relaxing on deck
relaxing on deck
Many flags
Many flags
Still waiting in line....laying on…
Still waiting in line....laying o…
Wendi Carter
Wendi Carter
The bridge goes up....finally
The bridge goes up....finally
Horses along the canal
Horses along the canal
horses close-up
horses close-up
Captain, Ashish, and Rob
Captain, Ashish, and Rob
below deck
below deck
Lemmer
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