We stayed for two days in Lemmer, in the basin of the old city. We had been here before and enjoyed our stay again. We knew our way around in this easy going city and there was no need for our bicycles.
The weather has been unseasonably cold and wet, but yesterday the temperature rose and we sat outside on the aft deck. As we relaxed, we watched the lock open and close, the bridge lift and lower and the parade of boats passing by. As we warmed in the sun with a glass of Manzanilla and some olives and almonds, a few sparrows joined us. Not far from our boat, a duck and her ducking were basking in the sun and some pre-teen boys were out fishing.
I think all of us are ready for summer; the Lemmer mermaid seems to think so.