August 28 Lelystad

Written by Jack van Ommen on August 28th, 2013

I left a few hours later than I had wanted to from “De Schinkel” yesterday. I put the anchor down just a mile or so before Lelystad. It was 9.30 p.m. I made dinner and was quickly rocked to sleep. It was a very choppy ride against the wind.  The mast was rolled out this morning at Deko Marine and I started working on sorting and reattaching the lines and stays. I was to have the mast raised this afternoon but after checking with the marina crew here I decided to wait till Friday and stay here one more night. The part that connects the two spreaders has worn too far. Also the holes in the mast where it connects through. Apparently the riggers next door have that part in stock but they were gone and return in the morning. I have plenty of other chores to do anyway.  But I’d better not have any more of these discoveries. I’ve got to show a boat at the farewell party. I should be back into “de Schinkel” on early Frioday morning from the midnight run through the Amsterdam canals on the Standing Mast run. There was a beautiful sunset last night and a gorgeous sun rise. I took a few shots of “Fier Famke”. A lady was on the helm. The boat name means Brave Girl from Frisian. I hope my Frisian mother in heaven has an internet connection. She was a Fier Fries Famke.





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  1. yvonne says:

    What a nice pictures you made of Fier Famke sailing! I was the lady on the helm. Do you have more pictures of us?