Floaty boaty

Another long weekend, Pentecost. I made it a little longer as SO had decided to take the week between Assumption and Pentecost off in a spur of the moment need for relaxation. I could not due to work commitments, but I could and did take the Friday off.

During the week I was spoiled rotten with all kinds of nice food. It is asperagus season so we had a fair bit of that. SO combined it with cod cevice for a starter and melt-in-your-mouth-home-smoked salmon. Seriously better than I have ever tasted in a restaurant.

Over assumption and the week following the weekend had been nothing but splendid and warm. When walking to work it was without a coat and I was a little jealous of SO being at home. The outlook for Friday was a little uncertain. SO and I decided we wanted to get out and do something together. Just a little mini break from the usual and stuff that would make us feel happy and alive. As it turned out it was the last day of the week full of sunshine. Let’s make the most of it! So off we went packed with sunscreen, water, coffee and some home made pork pies from the freezer.

We cycled to a place where it is possible to hire electric whisper boats. These boats are very easy to use and give the oppartunity to really focus on what is around you whilst also inducing a complete sense of zen. We’d done something like this before and had liked it (minus the mossies from back then) Plus we often pass the boat hire place when cycling or running or skating and it always reminds us; we really should. Well now we did 🙂

We hired the boat for 4 hours and took a trip southbound. Man that was the life. A little picnic on the boat and just relaxing on the water. It is amazing to see the area we know so well from our trips on foot and on wheel from a whole different perspective. We loved realizing that the bridges we think of as the high bridges are actually quite low bridges if seen from the water. It was magical and fun.

On the way back the wind picked up and unfortunately it was also mostly straight in our face. This in turn made us happy that we had come prepared and had brought a jacket and cardigan. We arrived back at the boat ramp around 16.30 and were in need of a cup of tea to warm up. After  that we cycled back home over some of the bridges we’d just passed and judged them to be high again 🙂 As we had been outside a lot we got some Sushi en and ended the evening with watching The Angels’ Share. We so enjoyed that movie and loved hearing the accents. All in all a wonderful minibreak around home. It really felt like a holiday day.


About Gilraen

My blog is simply about my life. I moved countries for the first time in 1993. I lived in the Netherlands, UK and NZ. The initial idea was to keep my overseas friends up-to-date with what was going on in my life. The blog, like me, is always changing and evolving.
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