Some who wander are lost

You have all seen the posters claiming that “All who wander aren’t lost “

Well there are some of us who don’t check the weather report, necessitating a trip back to the room for my raincoat. 

Then it was “along the canal and over the bridge.” 


At this point I thought two things 1) turning on the phone would improve my chances of not getting lost & 2) the cafe on the corner had a sign for hot chocolate. More dark than sweet, it was lovely. The biscuit went in my pocket for later.  The outside temp was 11*C (51F in old measurements). 


Speaking of the bridge – just as I got there, some heavy equipment needed to head down the canal, then there was a passenger vessel going in the other direction.


The rest of the walk was anti-climatic. The same type of barriers come down at railroad crossings complete with flashing lights and the old “Bing, Bing, Bing, etc) that doesn’t stop till after the train has gone by. I was entertained by that on my walk back (minus most of the rain but accompanied by enough wind….)


And if there was any question – the location of Alkmaar –

should easily explain the constantly blowing wind from the Atlantic.

I had a lovely day chatting, stitching and being entertained by the three household cats. I elected to hike back (it is only a couple of kilometers) and l I left earlier than yesterday since I wanted to be back before dark. The wind was still blowing, but the rain had quit for the moment.

I finished Grind – which seemed never ending. I am not happy about the placement of the knob on the grinder draw so will probably pick it out and restitch it in the next few days.

tomorrow I will be headed back to Schipol, then flying to Edinburgh where I will be staying with a colleague and friend from the 2008-2010 time I spent in Camberley. It will be Scotland only, I am not making the trip down into England. There is a lot to do in Edinburgh and surrounding area.


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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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