Connections

There is something about water that connects…..

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Regatta time

It was time for Regatta this weekend for Laser in Hoorn and it was a busy marina. As we are waiting on a spare part to arrive we have a great spot in the marina and it was so fun to see the sailors prepare and set sail out on the lake, they are really skill full I must say even though i still think it looks funny when grown up men and women are in these small boats as this was something we used to do as kid to learn how to sail. But it is fun and I understand why they do it. People from all over Europe was here to try and take the trophy. Let the best man or woman win! 🙂

 

Lovely May

May is here and that should mean spring and it has turned that way, we had a week with weird weather but now all seem to be gone and the sun is here. We are out sailing still and we have about 3 more weeks to sail before I need to start a new job in Amsterdam. That is going to be pretty exiting. today was one of those days with hardly no wind, sun high up and felt warm in the face, finally May is here. 🙂

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Our life source

Water. Wet. cold, warm, liquid, frozen, steam. These are the many ways we can see and feel water. Its important that we know that we should pay great respect for the water. great oceans is out there with their currents, tides and waves.

Water is also full of life and it has memories. Just think about what all the rivers and lakes could tell us if they could speak. Our bodies are filled with up to 50-65% water so be gentle to yourself and how you use your language, your body might not like it.

Take a look at Dr Masaru Emotos video and see his experiment with water. It is pretty awesome.You might start thinking in another way then before.

I have lived my last 7 years connected to the water and I can feel its power by the unspoken stories it tells me at night while rocking me to sleep.

Here is Europe we have relative clean water but I suggest that you always filter your water anyway as now days normal drink water has a lot of added toxic like fluoride and bacteria’s. We got sponsored from a Company called Clearly Filtered with one of their pitcher that filters away 90% of the fluoride and harmful corcinogens and contaminants that can be found in your tap water. Thanks a lot for this. We now have the cleanest water on the block. 🙂

And off we go.

The sailing season 2016 has officially started today. Cold fresh air, lovely sun and hardly no wind made the first day out for the year extremely nice. We went from Kampen and ended up in Enkhuizen, a old fishing village that we usually spend our last summer in.

There were not a single other boat out today except the working boats. To bad they not knowing what they miss as it was so nice. Now we just finished dinner and a stroll in town with the dogs and I am finished. Now a big bowl of popcorn and a blanket then slowly grow into the sofa. That’s a great way to spend the evening onboard. Tomorrow we go further to Amsterdam and hopefully we end up in a marina we have not been before…. Just have to convince my husband as our thought splits there. 🙂

I find myself at peace on the water, more relaxed than I can ever be, people that knows me know that I have to much energy and hardly never sit down. On the boat out there I do….

 

A look back

When looking back on 2015 I must say it was a interesting year. One thing that happened was that SAIL Amsterdam occurred, it does that every 5th years so its a little special, and not so little, thousands of boats in the canals of Amsterdam from small dingys to square riggers trying to make way through the water. It was truly madness but indeed fantastic.

From all over the world the big ships came in through the locks of Ijmuiden and sailed into Amsterdam in a convoy. For one time in my life I got the feeling that this is exactly how they used to do back in the days, trading ships from all over the world entered Amsterdam by ship and tied up to the high quays… Two Swedish ships, one of them from Stockholm stoled my heart extra as The National anthem came on and the flag rise. It was indeed beautiful and with our boat on the summer spot in Sixhaven we had front row all week.

Champagne, oysters , BBQ, friends and laughter filled that week in August with something truly unforgettable. I wanted to share some pics from SAIL Amsterdam as I get a bit powered up here this last night in Kampen as we set off for Amsterdam tomorrow. The season is about to start! It was really about time as I felt like I started to grow into the pontoon. Just called the bridges to get them opened for tomorrow as you have to order them 12 hours before this time a year. Its gonna feel good to get out there again.

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Little peace and quiet

I do miss Amsterdam a bit right now, we went up north for the winter to get some peace and quiet and now its been quiet enough. But its very nice and lovely up in Over Ijssel and I recommend any sailors to visit it when around. A bit more to do in the summer though… The best Harbormaster in Netherlands is located in Buitenhaven , Kampen, and that’s not a lie, he got an award a few years ago and he deserves it big time, his second assistant harbormaster is also the most humble man you can imagine. I think its his time to get the award next time.

We are planning our trip down south towards Amsterdam but we cannot make up our minds when to go. The winter came again with ice and minus degrees and that’s not what I had planned. So standing outside steering right now is not really one of my favorites options, but its the most cozy to be out as it is no one else out and the lakes are for ourselves. Buckle up with loads off clothes, warm tea, coffee and the heater on full speed and we should be alright.

When is your best time to sail?

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And the winner is….

Me!!

I never win anything but the other week I saw a contest on Instagram where you could win a really nice designed water bottle. I entered the contest and I won!! 🙂 It arrived yesterday and I just have to give Abataka all cred for this beautiful design. It is beautiful. Check out his artwork on Instagram under the name Abataka or on Facebook.  In stainless steel with a beautiful bamboo lid.Great for sailing trips, camping or just have with you in your bag.

A extra plus is the story on the package backside about the lion.♥