Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sail 2010 - Part I

Father: "Sail 2010 starts on Thursday. Why don't you go there with the kids ?"
Mother: "Isn't it too busy for small kids. Crazy crowds ?"
Father: "Umm... it is okay actually."
Mother: "We'll see tomorrow..."


Sail 2010 opened today on and around the IJ river with a tall ships parade. An impressive fleet from all over the world: tall ships from Indonesia, Italy, Poland, England, Oman, Portugal, Russia, Norway, Germany...  I could enjoy it from a bridge in Zaandam with the kids for the first time in my life (this event happens at evey 5 year interval).The event was very well organized - easy access, toilets facilities everywhere, police, ambulance - and lots of helicopters were filming it for the TV. More than 500 "sailing heritage ships". A very relaxed atmosphere to share with kids and perfect for taking photographs.  The weather was sometimes gray, sometimes the sun was shinning through the clouds... a typical glorious Dutch sky from XVIII century paintings !
For more info and absolutely amazing pics check here (in English).
Sail 2010 lasts up to Monday 23rd August.

(to be continued...)

4 comments:

Bailandesa said...

Adorei seu cantinho também. Estou pensando em ir no Ams Sail. Achoq ue deve ser uma bela festa. Ótimo pra tirar fotos.

Beth Blue said...

Estou indo hoje à tarde com o Liam! Ele foi no Sail 5 anos atrás quanto tinha 5 anos e adorou! Agora está com 10 anos (o tempo voa) e acho que ainda vai curtir muito.

beijos

Jane Murback said...

Nossa, deve ter sido lindo mesmo.
Essa semana um amigo morreu de elogiar a Holanda, advinha de quem eu lembrei?
Outra coisa, suas fotos estão cada vez melhores.
bjo

Invader_Stu said...

From all the photos I have seen I really wish I had gone.