Yesterday was the day for travelling to the island of Schiermonnikoog. Part of the ensemble took the afternoon boat where they busied themselves with grocery shopping, picking up the rental bikes, and getting the fire station ready for use. The rest of us took the evening boat at 5.30. There was a tiny spot of rain but nothing serious. Let's hope it stays that way!
In the evening, we started with a very pleasant meal at Hotel van der Werff. (The kitchen staff really cater to everyone, and prefer to do so at late notice!) At the end of the meal, Horst announced the plans for Thursday:
The day was to start at 4 o'clock in the morning...
This caused a brief shock among the participants but it was quickly turned into enthusiasm and fascination when it turned out that they were going for an early morning exploration, watching the sun come up together and experiencing the waking of the island.