July 2nd, 2010

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July 2nd. Holland goes Mad after beating Brazil in WC soccer

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

This is one of the few spectator sports events that get even me glued to a TV screen. A satellite picture taken between 4 and 5.30 p.m. of the Dutch roads would show just a handful of automobiles, probably just foreign tourists. The Dutch definitely played some of the best soccer they have ever played. 

The crowd went bezerk and the drinks were free after the winning goal in the tavern in Monnickendam. Young men jumped from the top of the Lange Brug, ignoring the “no swimming” signs.

My nephew Dirk Jan came from Haarlem to go for a sail today. He almost missed the game. It was another perfect sailing day on the IJselmeer. Good wind, flat water, hot summer weather. We both had a good time.