Thursday, July 30, 2009
We just arrived home from a 3-day mini vacation in the Northern province of Friesland. This week the beautiful city of Lemmer was hosting a sailboat race, and we were lucky enough to have some local friends show us around! We feasted on home-made french fries, watched the sailing races from a boat on the bay, got a little seasick, lounged on the beach, drank Dutch beer, sang traditional folk songs, ate nougat from the carnival, and marveled at the beauty of the yachts.
There is so much more from our trip that I want to post, but it's late here and I'm sunburnt, tired, and wind-blown from the fierce winds of the Ijsselmeer.
Here are some photographs of the boat race in Lemmer yesterday afternoon. Each boat is marked with the symbol of the town it's racing from.