Harlingen/Harns - Hempens
Price for a roof box
Ever since we bought our little ship, now over 8 years back, we used a wooden platform -in front of the wheelhouse- to store all kind of ‘stuff’ on top of it. Think of bags of coal (a thing of the past), brooms, chairs, boat-hooks, brushes, you name it. On top of that our collection of non-stowable things was recently enlarged by buying a dog cart. To avoid misunderstandings: the latter designed to carry a dog inside – as opposed to a harnessed dog underneath of it for pulling… Well, one of us discovered a cheap(?) roof box, for sale at Gamma Harlingen/Harns and decided we’d have one to solve the problem of a disordered view for once and for all. Gamma Harlingen/Harns: sold out. (Why was it on display at the outside of the building in the first place??) However, Gamma Sneek/Snits was called by a service-desk employee and, eureka!, they still had one left and allowed us to buy it with a discount of 50%. Our grandson...
A giant roof box
...and male half travelled into Sneek/Snits and bought the thing for just over € 150,00, even regular customer (yep!) discount on top of the 50%. Then we discovered that the thing was too big for the Citroen C3 to carry. We used some pieces of rope, excluded motorways on our SatNav during the return-trip (police!) and returned safely with our new roof box. Kudos to our grandson, as he prevented the heavy thing (more or less fixed in a sloping position) to slide down with his bare fingers. Two remarks to end with. One: our grandson wondered why the same deal was not possible in Harlingen/Harns, as their last one was on display at the outside, too. (Would they have offered it with the same discount?) Two: the view with the roof box in its permanent position, as seen from inside, was made only yesterday, showing where we were again, being Franeker/Frjentsjer (see hereunder), on that day.
Opposite Hempens three pontoons are to be found, all three of them created and maintained by the Marrekrite-organisation. (Wikipedia-info only in Frisian and Dutch.) Two of them were occupied when we arrived, we were forced to choose LM55A. Of course we did not mind, they are all equal. Until we noticed a load of garbage scattered around in...
...the meadow next to this particular pontoon. There was even more than the left picture shows! Later on LM55C was vacated and we were yet able to move on a little bit. The question ‘Why didn’t you clean it?’ arises. Well, we simply have no idea where to leave it. If everybody, like us and a load of others we’re sure, would feel responsible for one’s own garbage…
This week’s statistics.
Engine ran during 4 hours and 24 minutes (4,4 hours) – Friday 1,2 hours, Sunday 3,2 hours. Rather modest indeed.
Generator this week: nothing, zero, nada, nul, niks.
Weather: Monday through Thursday generally sunny – we were very lucky (paintwork outside!) Friday: Sunny. Saturday: hmmmm. Today (Sunday): mostly grey, severe rain during the afternoon, improving during the evening.
Hope to see you next week again!
Wie weet ga jij nogeens met je kleinzoon musiceren op koningsdag🎶😃 Het gaat dus goed op de Hebbes , lekker “cake and egg”.
Diny & Simon
Daaraan hebben we inderdaad gedacht toen we op de Koningsmarkt in Franeker liepen... Het niveau doet er duidelijk geen bal toe .
Aukje en Bert
Mooi hoor, wat een klus ,wij liggen in een verwarmde loods, tot a.s vrijdag. Veel beleefd in tussen, lees ik. Genieten van jullie verhalen en jullie van de mooiste boot ooit...
Diny & Simon
Zie jullie reactie nu pas... (Ouderdom?) Dus vanaf vandaag, immers vrijdag, bewegen jullie je weer op de Friese wateren. Geniet er van!
Inderdaad veel geluk gehad met het weer tijdens schilderwerk. Ziet er verblindend mooi uit.
Diny & Simon
Ja Riet, het zat niet tegen - zogezeid.