Thursday, September 1, 2016

Amersfoort: Old Time Cruisers Meet-up Summer 2016


A First for both of us.
What a charming city to visit, especially with this awesome summer weather.
Corry the Camper had zoeffed us trouble-free from Maassluis to Amersfoort.
With the help of Google Maps we only got lost a little bit ;-)
..... remember we used to live in Holland in our previous life.

Amerfoort is a walled city. 
Many buildings telling a rich history.

It was a pleasure to go for an early morning stroll in town..thou i was surprised about the late-sleepers. The Saturday Morning market wouldn't start until 9 AM or so. Half the day Gone!! Then again, it created a special mood, with the tower carillon ringing for me all alone.

 But there was a very important reason to visit Amersfoort.

See that mast-less float in the middle...?

Could that be Derek's wear drying in the wind?

Marijke...are you sure we know these people?

Yep, it's mv KUAH.
Ownded by long-time cruising friends
Nick and Jan  &
Gill and Derek.

We first met Jan and Nick from sy YAWARA in 1995 in Fukuoka.
(...but we had seen them "already" in '89).
Derek and Gill...we had met in Panama,1985, 
when they sailed around on sy MAKORI.
...we did the Panama Canal Thing together...
Later we were marina neighbours in Auckland, NZ 
when they owned sy GINSENG.

It took less than 1 minute and we were back in 
Pacific Cruising Mood.

Derek trying to take his fist selfie or so...

Here we are All HappyTogether.
Miles away from palm trees, coral beaches and high seas. 
But loaded with warm cruising-friends-feelings.

That was amazing to catch-up with you guys.
Thanx a Zillion!

Have to owe this to true-bond-cruisers-spirit 
with a bit of help from Facebook for the contact ease.

Hope to join you for a Lowland River Cruise one day soon!


1 comment:

  1. A wonderful but too short time together! We all could have talked for another week at least!! But what a lovely place for our get together.