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Ascension May 13

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

I am at the “Schinkel”. The “Vrijheids”” are racing their Thursday evening regular. My winter gear is stored away, so I passed on crewing or rescuing. There is little to no wind. It is to drop to a degree above freezing tonight. The swans and their cygnets (or flappers or swanlings, take your pick…) appear out of season. Global warming? I had expected to sail back to the N.W. through the N.W. passage at this rate I may need an icebreaker to get to the Caribbean.

Ascension is a holiday here and usually few Europeans work on the Friday, like our Thanksgiving. I went to 10 a.m. mass in Badhoevedorp. Lene Lohman and her brother Ted stopped by here. I met Lene and her late husband Frans Nooij in 2005 on the small French island Wallis in the Pacific Ocean.