zaterdag 7 september 2013

Harbour Festival

In september we have in Almere a three days Harbour Festival with all kind of activities. One of them is a "Botter-race". A Botter is an old dutch wooden fishing vessel with sails used at the "Zuidersea" from the second half of the 18th century. A few places have their own botters, this one is from Urk, but Almere has its own ship too.

Yesterday several boats had come together in the harbour and were sailing out to the Gooilake to have a race.

A last cup of coffee and ready to go.

And here they are sailing on the lake. Unfortunately there were hardly any winds, so not much movements to see.

In the evening all the restaurants had set up a tasting along the harbour, we had a Japanese taste, a Greek one and one of a good restaurant, yummie.

And here the harbour at sunset.

10 opmerkingen:

  1. What a lovely day Marianne - I would love this kind of day to partake in the "Botter-race", be part of the crowd, cheering a team on, eating and enjoying a beautiful sunset. Shame the winds did not cooperate, however, it was still a fun time, eh.

  2. You seem to be enjoying a number of festivals this summer! Great looking boats!

  3. Beautiful series of shots Marianne, the Harbour Festival would be such the picture of the boats out to sea waiting for a breeze :)

  4. Dat ziet er leuk uit. Mooie foto ook met alle zeilen op het water.

  5. What an excellent way to clebrate history!

  6. Dearest Marianne,
    Too bad that the winds were lacking for good sailing... One can tell from the sunset picture that it was absolutely calm.
    But anyway, a very nice festival for lots of people to come out and mingle while enjoying great food.
    Hugs and happy weekend.

  7. Love those old wooden boats...Beautiful sunset shot.

  8. Lovely boats That's what I miss about Holland. So many festivals and so much fun

  9. that looks like a really nice day!

  10. Looks like a very nice event.
    The last image has got great light/colors.