We seem to be lucky most times we crodd the IJsselmeer. Yesterday, after some morning clouds, it was sunny and we left Medemblik in about 15 knots of breeze. Even that soon dropped and after 2 1/2 hours we reached Workum with no wind at all! Sitting on the foredeck in the sun was very pleasant! We found a place in the Marina (the first place they asigned to us was too narrow) and soon it got quite warm
During the night the weather turned and by morning it was still raining steadily. Hans and Jet (our friends from my student days, now also boating friends) came and we discussed our upcoming trip to the German 'Wadden' together. Early afternoon the weather cleared and I went to suss out the scene at the regatta site. Lots of preparation going on, but no-one there who could shed some light on what work there is for the volunteers. Will check again tomorrow and if there is nothing to do that's also fine, we'll spectate for a day or two and then to a bit of roaming around in Friesland before the appointment with the solar panel supplier next week Tuesday.
The naturalisation paperwork has been resolved and the marriage certificate (with the requited stamps, seals and signatures) will be on its way in the diplomatic mail from Cape Town to London via Holland tomorrow. Thanks Greg and Ineke!