Hasselt & Hassailt
Having a beer (or two)
Virtually anything related to the event was ‘installed’ (boats!) of the Friday. So we had a walk into the town, as the weather-prediction for the Saturday was not that agreeable. After some sightseeing it was, of course, time for a drink. All pubs had extended their normal space, as is visible here. Her chair was where the bearded man is contemplating his next move; his chair opposite of her. After one Radler, a variant (much better) of Shandy, (her) and a few beers (him) we continued our walk. When arriving back home one of us (guess who) missed his (ohhh,...
The providing pub
...now we give it away still) wallet. Sheer panic, well, not that bad – but it is disturbing enough when thinking of a driving-license, a public transport card, debit- and credit-cards and the likes. What to do? The wallet presumably slipped out of the open back-pocket, thus getting left behind on or below the chair. Back to the pub was the first thought. And, hooray, the wallet was brought to the attention of the staff by an honest fellow man. Thank you honest person – and thank you honest staff of ‘Eetcafé De Compagnie’ (Eating Café The Company). Phew!
Hassailt – moves, sounds and rain
All ships -and, believe us, it was a load of ships participating- cruised to the end of the canal, turned there and cruised back to their...
…occupied by beauties
...designated spot. An enormous amount of planning self-evidently, as the width of the canal hardly offers any space for passing.
Ships, ships and more…
All ship-bows are now orientated towards the canal-exit, so the only important thing is that not a single skipper can afford to oversleep on the Sunday, when all ships must...
…ships, all over the place
...leave in the same order they were positioned at arrival. These pictures show how animated Hasselt was on the Saturday – despite the disappointing weather-conditions.
A real beauty
The name ‘Hoop op Zegen’ (Hope for Blessing) is the name we noticed as being the most frequently used one. This unquestionable gem of a Tjalk…
Hoop op Zegen
…(https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tjalk, not in English, but most English-speaking boaters know what a Tjalk is) was the first one we noticed with this name.
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Dankjewel, Tineke! Tot gauw 😍.
En dan nog even en Amersfoort in zicht
De laatste foto: ongelooflijk!!!!!
Dank je wel, Tineke! We zien mekaar hopelijk snel in A'foort.
Jaja, 't schiet op. Maar rustig aan, want de Nijkerkersluis is nog een paar dagen geblokkeerd. (En een 'Vollenhove' zal ik -als ik er aan toe kom- een n toevoegen...)