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March 19 Saturday evening post

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

The full moon just came up and for once the sky is clear in Holland. Because the moon is about as close as it gets to the earth this month, one can clearly see the elevations on it’s surface. But I could not capture this on camera. So, you’ll have to take my word for it. And then I lost the pictures all together. You all get a break of this month’s full moon picture.

Last Wednesday we celebrated, Herman, my brother in law’s birthday and Dirk Jan, my nephew’s, birthday as well.  This afternoon I bicycled to the yachtclub “de Schinkel” where I was the guest with Fleetwood, till last summer. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon and we sat outside and caught up on our adventures. On the way back along the “Nieuwe Meer” (New Lake) I caught the below sunset. And the picture of the Chinese Ring Neck Pheasant.

Yesterday, I went downtown Amsterdam to visit the NIOD (National Institue for War Documentation) to gather some more facts for the “Mastmakers Daughters”. This Tuesday I’ll be visiting the National Archives in the Hague once again. I obtained tickets to the Saint Matthew Passion in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw for April the 13th. This is one of the first times that I am in Holland at Easter time. It will be an emotional experience with many memories.

I am starting to put my schedule together for a busy round of visits with friends and newly discovered relatives.