Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Continuing on to Scheveningen

We got the instruments back from the Raymarine service people today, but they couldn’t find anything wrong with the instruments themselves. After reinstalling them, John still couldn’t get them to work properly, so we’re sailing to Scheveningen tomorrow (easy sail, within sight of land, and we do have our e-charts and handheld GPS) so that we can have the service people come to the boat and find the problem in situ. It’s so frustrating—especially to John—when there’s a clearly a problem, but we can’t find what it is. John does a really good job keeping the systems going, but sometimes, you just need to call a specialist.

We’ve had quite a bit of company since we returned to Holland. Marike came Sunday and treated us to a nice lunch at a beach restaurant. The weather was warm, but not too hot, and we had a great visit. That evening Claire and Menno, friends from Democrats Abroad Netherlands, stopped by, and it was fun to talk with them too. We also heard from Esmeralda today and Sjoerd yesterday. Maybe we’ll see Esmeralda this weekend in Scheveningen. I don’t know when we’ll hook up with Sjoerd, but I hope we work something out.

There are a couple museums in Den Haag (The Hague) that we’d like to visit while we’re in Scheveningen. It’s supposed to be stormy Thursday, and the service people can’t come to the boat until Friday at the earliest, so we’ll have at least a day to explore.

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