Gwilym and I left early on Monday and travelled to Monnickendam where 'Onbekommerd' was waiting. All was fine, with the excption that the solar power controller had tripped and thus the batteries were not fully charged. I need to sort that out with the supplier.
We opened up the boat and did the shopping. Dutch bicycles were a novelty for Gwilym, but no problem of course. It rained a bit, so we did not do a lot to the boat outside.
Tuesday it was dry but still a bit of low cloud and haze. We first gave the outside of the boat a thorough clean, which was badly needed. Then we set course for Hoorn. There was very little wind and although a bit hazy / cloudy at times, it was a very nice crossing to Hoorn. There were many old charter sailing boats on the IJsselmeer (or Markermeer to be more correct). In Hoorn I got a new SIM card (lost the old one), with very good service from Vodafone (new card, same number, no cost and that for a simple prepaid card on which I load no more than 20 Euros every 2 months).
This morning it is bright and sunny and again no wind. We'll do some shopping and then cross to Lelystd for the engine service tomorrow. I have now charges the camera batteries so hopefully pictures next time!
In the meatime, Lyn is in London, working on the 'paperwork' (she now has all the documentation required for the police clearance and sent that off). Also working on the Maths module of the learning programme for children with developmental problems she is working on. We'll let you know a bit more about that in a few weeks time!