Wellness

Wellness is not how thin you are or how many hours you spent on the gym or how many carrots you ate for lunch last week. wellness is feeling good inside yourself and knowing who you are. If you don’t know who you are you will only be a lost soul at sea. If your soul is shining so are you on the outside and this is notice by many people around you and this is like rings on the water without you even knowing it. By our mind and consciousness we effect others around us by having a soul filled with wellness. And with wellness comes happiness. You catch my drift here? 🙂

I notice myself being grumpy sometimes for no reason at all, like the atmosphere we live in effect us most negatively once in a while. This effects of course my surrounding and all of a sudden the moment that just been so good for all just died. Most unnecessary and this is why I write this post, To make you remember who you are and how you feel and how that effects everything you do and and around you. To reach a goal it is important to not loose the ground on reality as the world we live in today is rough and not at all what you think it is. Open your eyes and hearts and you notice that the world will opens up to you.

Lots of love to you all.

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Boat season

It has started and they are everywhere. 25 degrees Celsius today and everyone that has a boat was out today, the whole weekend will be the same. Here are a mix of boats you see in the Netherlands. There are thousands more and the marinas are full at night and empty in the daytime.

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Clouds

When out on the water I often see all these different clouds. This was just the other day and this is pictures 360 around me. Lovely clouds and such a different sky. It was a crazy mix.

 

Canal ways

There are canal ways like no other where in the world in The Netherlands. We are discovering new ways every time. We are going to explore Friesland for a while now. Friesland is a province in the  north of the Netherlands with Leeuwarden as capital. It wa s a lovely summer day today and so warm and nice, the very first real summer day of the year. Jackets are off! 🙂

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.

Dogs onboard

My crew has grown and I am so happy to have these two guys on board. 🙂

New design

Found a new Nautical design in one of my favorite stores here in Holland. Lovely nautical cushions for our sofa in the boat. Small things can make you very happy sometimes. 🙂

Nautical stuff

We sailed for a get together with our Swedish friends and their boat in Enkhuizen. Its a lovely town located in the lake of Ijsselmeer and from the 1300. We been here many times but for our friends it was the first. We found a market with bargain prices on ropes. Everyone that has a boat ropes are extremely expensive.We bought some and now we have new ropes on the boat as our was old and hard, so hard they were barely bendable anymore. We are happy sailors now.

Tomorrow we continue sailing together with our friends in the lake exploring new adventures.

See you around

Gaudi of Urk

It was a different morning walk with Melvin this morning. Going through the alleys of Urk we met Geert Weerstand a local artist, a real Urker that has a gallery and a workshop in Urk where he makes art of glass on nature stone. It was beautiful and what a lovely man, he invited us with all his heart and gave us a exclusive tour of the workshop and the gallery. Geert mentioned that he was a bog fan of van Gogh and showed us  a gallery dedicated to va Gogh. Very beautiful and nothing I ever seen before. Geert is called locally ” Gaudi van Urk” Gaudi of Urk. If you ever come here make sure you take a look at the gallery, its truly an inspiration and so is Geert. Thank you Geert for your wonderful hospitality. We be back soon again. See an interview with Gaudi of Urk HERE. Its unfortunately only in Dutch and no subtitles but in the video you get to see his artwork and the beautiful Urk.

Cozy candles and a word lesson

I love candles, tea candles are the best on a boat as they don’t stick up high or fall down easily. What I do like most with them is the cozy , warm feeling it gets anywhere you are. Its sure something special with candles and they seem to have a magic power.

I always have a stack of candles on the boat and every day I lid about 10 candles in the winter time just because the cozyness 🙂 I think I just made up a new word there, that happens once in a while. Tonight I found myself sitting looking into the candles and thinking about my grandfather,Willem ( Wim) He was the greatest man I ever known and I miss him everyday. He passed away 2006 but it seems like yesterday. He was my hero and I was his schatje which he always said and that means baby, sweetheart in street language. Schat in Dutch means treasure and that what he meant as in Swedish he always called me skatten which means treasure.

Sorry folks I slipped away there for a while, the post originally was about candles and what they mean to me+ some pictures. Well you came to know my grandfather Willem and learned some new words in foreign languages. Your welcome for all this knowledge I give you here. 🙂 You never know what you end up with when visiting this blog.