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Sailing to the Dutch Frisian Islands

Posted in : Starling

A wonderful day on Saturday started with bright sunshine berthed at Vlieland.  The crew discussed plans and, as the weather was expected to be in the upper 20s, a bicycle ride with a swim was a favourite.  We set off with much enthusiasm – and the promise of a coffee and cake early on in our journey.  We arrived at the café at the far end of the island after a somewhat exhilarating bike ride.  Cakes, pancakes, apple pie and ice cream were enjoyed by all.  After a little more bike-riding, we stopped for a swim in the clear blue sea, not realising we were on a nudist beach!  This proved to be a highlight of the day, as we enjoyed the naked architect who was building a wonderful cathedral in the sand.

In the evening the harbour became very busy and we decided to move the boat to an anchorage outside so that we could make our 6:00am departure to The Hague.  Clive unwittingly spent more time locked in the rope locker than anticipated due to Neal’s enthusiasm to drop the anchor.  After a delicious Jambalaya, cooked by our great Mate Arabella, we retired having had a wonderful day.

Clive