August 28th, 2009 browsing by day


Friday Aug 28 Reciprocity

Friday, August 28th, 2009


I just sent out a mail to the people that were invited to the Open House on September 4, here at the Y.C. The declines outnumbered the confirmations. I did not count on the fact that the Dutch without schoolage children often take their vacations in this period. I will send out another invitations, soon, for a digital slide show of the circumnavigation for the end of  October.

The traditional once a week “Vrijheid” race went off with a good breeze, last night. 13 “Vrijheid”‘s participated.  Evelyn came over for dinner on the boat. This is the first time that I can be both host and guest. I like it. For all those years, when I visited Holland, I depended on my hosts for lodging and meals; now I can come and go as I please or just hide in my own home.

“de Schinkel” flies the Union Jack and the Stars and Stripes for the visitors, “Fleetwood” in turn flies the Dutch and Amsterdam ensigns on the starboard yard arm.