Natuurhaven de Kreupe

  Wednesday, September 16, 2015 / Stephanie / Sailing  

Mid-day during the Delta Lloyd 24 uurs Zeilrace, we ventured onto the Ijsselmeer to join the action.  Six-hundred sailboats were racing on the Ijsselmeer, Markermeer, and North Sea and countless others were observing the event.  Once again we'd picked our end destination while en-route.  The benefit of day sailing without a home base is that you really can go wherever the wind takes you.  That evening, we docked at Natuurhaven de Kreupe; a man-made, bird sanctuary island in the northwestern Ijsselmeer. From Natuurhaven de Kreupe we had 360-degrees of sail-lined views as the racing boats descended upon Medemblik.   A touring Dutch barge arrived for some sunset birding photos.  As passengers swarmed the docks with their tri-pods and ginormous lenses, we settled in the cockpit for the evening's cocktail and one of Brian's favorite views, an Amsterdam brewed IPA.    *Brian's editorial note - "This is actually my favorite view.  It is good beer, though."  As a special treat, the rising of a full moon not only a great ending to a fantastic day but also a gentle reminder...how long have we been here?  Where were we for the last full moon?  And we're still trying to figure that out!

2 Comments

  1. From Stephanie Grandjean on Sep 20, 2015
    BIG SMILES!!

  2. From Grey McGown on Sep 17, 2015
    Hoo Ray...the rig's back up...