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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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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Sports

I always liked sports, different kind of sports. I am grown up with football\soccer around the house so I find that interesting to look at, a favorite team I really do not have but if have to choose it has the be Swedish Stockholm team Hammarby tat lays closest to my heart. My father would kill me otherwise! 🙂

So liking sports and like competition I found that the marina had a bowling hall with 4 lanes and I booked one for me and husband. We bet that the looser would make the dinner tonight so I am laying here on the couch while waiting for my dinner to be served. Yes, that’s right, I won. 🙂

 

Its getting closer

Whats getting closer? SUMMER!! yes that’s right baby, we are not alone out there anymore, there are other weird( read passionate) people that like to freeze their butts off and we like it, welcome summer, you getting closer 🙂

Landcape

The Dutch landscape is flat, flat and again flat. I get amazed every time I go through these tiny canals in the middle of the fields, and this early morning gliding through the flat landscape and only us and the cows awake.

New meetings

In the boat world you meet a lot of different people and I love that. people you never would talk to otherwise you hang around with and have the same interest, boats.

You have the stressed vacation sailor, the old couple that been out for decades, the young boys and girls with loud music and the rentals….. Yesterday was no exception when we met a German couple that were adorable. My German is crap and my understanding is so and so and their English was the same as my German, so a mix of German, English , Dutch and the body language we had a nice chat and a coffee. 🙂

After that we left the harbor and tied up outside one old classic boat called a Skutsje. Two gentlemen form the little club was very friendly and invited us in and we sat down for a while and got some history about the boat and how the life was on board 100 years ago when a family live there with as much as 10 children! these were old school bulk carrier for inland water use and especially canals ways and shallow waters. It was like a tiny cabin and one of the cutest boats I ever seen inside. There are 14 clubs that owns one each of these and every year they have a big sailing competition where they sail from town to town.

Things on sea I see

Thaifood tonight

Rose and Leif which we sail with at the moment came over and Rose was a Thai food chef and her food is just amazing. She started to cook the most wonderful chicken soup and her food shows up now and then in Happy Six. Almost like we have our own cook as I have not cooked dinner in days now. 🙂 Som tam and some other names I don’t remember, lovely and very spicy.

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

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. ♥♥♥