Small crumbs

Small crumbs with honey, sugar as sweet and coffee to go,

life is good with those small things, those sweet things

In the summer sun, May is gentle

the water is still and the harbor is glowing.

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Workboats

We been seeing these work boats for a while now and they are specially made for wind turbine fields out in the water. Our friends were speculating one 2 of these today and flew down so met them up and followed them on a spin out on the lake. It was a whole lot of fun and they went really well in the water. Its a catamaran so it was stable and extremely quiet. A few pics from today’s adventure.

New family member

During the last winter we took care of a dog called Cola, we are now proud owners of Cola and today we got him home. He is a schipperke and are 5 years old and such a sweetheart. These dogs were from the beginning dogs chasing rats on the Belgian barges on the rivers. This is a true friend to Melvin as well and they are lovely together. I call them big and small. A new chapter in life begins with Cola as well by my side.20151227_114731

The sea…

IMG_6738At a distant shore I saw the ship, sailing in the wind with destination unknown

I see it sail, it starts to shrink into the distant horizon fading away,

where does she go, she lost in sight, you see her again be sure about that

the ocean is powerful she rolling along, the fishermen looks at it like he will never she her again.

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A true friend

Its not always you come across people that just instant puts a warm lovely feeling into your heart and all the way into the bones… But sometimes you do and make sure you keep them and treat them with all respect you can. Good friends are hard to find these days.

One of my very good dear friends has his blog right here and its lovely.

ARLENS BLOG HERE

For years he has written books and is an amazing author as well as blogger and his stories touches my heart as well as thousands of people every day and every time. Arlen, you are trula a dear vriend and this post is a tribute to you and all your hard work.♥

These 2 books was sent to me and today I opened the package. They are truly beautiful Arlen. Thank you. One is a childrens book called  Ladybug friend and its just the cutest I seen. The other one a  powerful books  about the wild and lions on planet earth. Thank you again my friend.20160314_210902

Love hurts

I love my husband so much that it hurts inside, we been through a hell of a ride. Together we are queen and king strong together we can achieve anything. I walk miles and cross the oceans for you and my love for you will always be true. See you scared and weak makes me so very sad and it also makes me really mad. Mad so I can scream and cry, please let me know why? Life is not always fair to another that’s why its important to cherish your lover,

I do my best but it does not seem enough, what can I do and how did life get so rough?

To hear your voice makes me warm inside but when you don’t speak to me its hard and I cant read your mind.  I hope you wanna grow old with me, that was my plan that’s how I want it to be. Your a man different from anyone I met, you are a free spirit with a different mind set. ♥♥♥

Safe in Harbour

Up and down rolling along, singing for myself a little song

Steering the ship out on the sea, all alone out there is just little me.

We are back In Amsterdam for a little while, love this city where we been hanging out before we left for Kampen. It was a rather unpleasant sailing yesterday with a mix of hale, wind, snow and sun. It was great to be moving again and officially I said that the season has started but lets be honest to each other here, its freaking ice cold and the season has not started. Could not see another pleasure craft out there and they did right about that. It was indeed cool to be out and I have missed that the last months.

Lucky us that we moved when we did as it says its getting colder again, while here in he big city again we gonna try and make some more updates  on Happy six.

  • The fridge ( compressor) needs to be filled up with gas.
  • New oil
  • Return the Icom microphone as its no longer working

These things don’t seem much but when working full time as well as having my sick husband to care care of these things might take a while. 🙂

The marina is great and I took a bath with a view over the marina today. Wonderful to just relax and get warm and see the ships pass by. True luxury if you live on a boat.

Till next time sailors….. 🙂

 

Fresh from the market

To eat fresh fruit and veggies are important for us on Happy six. Its great to have as snacks on the boat and we always make sure we have a lot of fruit on board especially when out sailing. On Mondays there is a market here in Kampen and they have several fruit and veggie stands that are amazing, as well as the man with all spices. This is from last weeks shopping at the market.

Here are some fresh hot pri pri and Mexican spice blend. Bananas gives you great energy and tomatoes are just so good to everything.

A little hobby.

One of the thing we don’t have on board is a TV and it feels great. 8 years without a TV has made me much smarter and also made me got some hobbies and learned about things I never thought I even would be interested in. So when you land people sit in your big sofas watching a TV show with absolutely no meaning we create something. Those things can for an example be:

  • Learning about electronics on board such as 12v and convert between AC and DC.
  • Knots and para cord making ( D used to have knot school with me an hour a day when we sailed from The Med)
  • Diesel engines such as changing filter,impeller, check oil (both in engine and gearbox)

I love my husband for showing me these things even though its been a struggle sometimes and a lot of bad words coming out, its great to be able to know that I can fix these thing by myself if i would ever need it. He was also the one that thought me how to sail we cannot forget that, and a loads of other things I probably never think of anymore. 🙂

One of the hobbies on board that you can do at anytime and it takes no space to store is para cord key rings and bracelets for example. My husband is awesome at splicing, doing knots and para cord. We a box filled with tools for this and ropes in all different colors and thicknesses.  I have not really been that interested before but its kind of fun to watch D do it and try to make my own.

Another one is yoga. Just a small carpet and you are ready to go. I sometimes sit in the front of the boat also during sailing and just relax on the carpet and suck in natures forces. Nothing is better than the fresh air and the wind touching your body while sailing quietly through the waves. Life is almost full filled at that point.

Love to you all.

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Love on a sailingboat

Today its Valentines day but I will not start write about how much I think we all should care about each other today and show love. And why not you evil blond woman you might think now…? Well, this is something that you should do and show every day, not just on Valentines day. In my opinion its just a consumption day as everything else.

Living on a sailing boat has its advantages and disadvantages just as living in an RV, tent, caravan or house. One thing is fore sure, you need to really love that person. Its a tight space and somethings a thing develops and its called cabin fever. This might be new to you land lovers but you live aboard knows what i am talking about. This is something that most occurs in the winter time, if you don’t live in a warmer climate then we do at the moment. Here is why:

“A type of hysteria brought on by spending too much time indoors.
Directly decended from long haul journeys where you are stuck in cramped conditions for too damn long”

So we have made some rules on board. when one is a little grumpy and just the slight tendency of getting annoyed is occurring, one goes out for 15 minutes and clean the air.

This works perfect and after the timeout we are ready to rumble again. 🙂

We celebrated Valentines day by eating chocolate and building a shelf and put on last insulation in the tool room. Its pure love doing something creative together.

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