Grete & Fred Vithen
Fri 20 Jun 2014 22:28
Midsummer. The longest day of the year. Means a lot of partying all over Sweden. Doesn’t mean anything for the Dutch.
Today we would have liked to be in Sweden celebrating with friends.
Morning. At last we got our much wanted bimini.
Oldehove Leeuwarden (the capital of Friesland)
For a while we thought we where back in Pisa.
“The construction was halted, leaving the Leeuwarder citizens with a not very towering tower. Just 40 metres high, with a conspicuous tilt. Now the tower not only leans, but it's crooked as well."
Harlingen at the Nordsee / North Sea. Windy and cool as usual.
Today we should look into the problem with to short chain and to small anchor box. Turns out that we do not have a problem.
A very nice surprise. Instead of 50 m of chain, as stated by the former owner, it turned out that we have 80 m and still room in the anchor box for another 20 m. Means we saved a lot of money.
A bit of Midsummer celebration.
Dinner time. A great Midsummer feast. Matjessill as a starter (Swedish herring, a speciality), grilled delicious salmon and finally strawberries.
We didn’t make it to sunrise which is the tradition.