June 1st, 2010

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Tuesday June 1st. Monnickendam

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Monday was spent organizing the boat after the Marken weekend and getting my bearings in the Marina and the town of Monnickendam. I am very content with the new location. I can strike out to many different directions under sail from this marina. Flip Brommet invited me over for a drink at his home near the marina. Flip and I grew up in the same street in Amsterdam and Flip has been a member of the “de Schinkel” since the late fifties. He also was in the international wood business and we both started our careers for the same large importer, “Fijnhout”, in Amsterdam, so we have lots in common. I took the bus this morning to Amsterdam Central Station. This is an excellent connection. I can take the folding bike on the bus. It took about 25 minutes. It was a gorgeous day so I decided to forgo public transportation to my dentist and crossed the city on the folding bike. Now I am at my sister’s house near the airport. This Thursday I will come along to the weekly evening Vrijheid buoy races with Flip.