June 25th, 2010

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June 25 Saturday. In de Lemmer

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Writing my blog from "Centrum" in de Lemmer.


The wind came up after an hour motoring out of Hoorn, I passed by the Enkhuizen waterfront at noon and arrived in de Lemmer at 4.30 p.m. I almost had to resort to PhotoShop the picture I have wanted to show you for the last years since I decided to sail in Holland. A picture of “Fleetwood” in front of the house where my mother grew up above the mast maker shop. The bridge and lock attendant was nowhere to be found. I am parked in front of the the lock. I have made arrangements with the lock attendant for tomorrow morning.  I’ll probably stay in Lemmer till Sunday afternoon and then push on to Sneek. To see my cousin and the Nauta’s who did the Danube and Black Sea voyage in 2008.

Yesterday evening I met Cees Jongens in Hoorn. He took me up to the yacht club. We saw the first half of the Holland- Cameroon soccer match.