Sunday, 31 August 2008

On the beach

Today was the last day of the meteorological summer in the Northern Hemisphere. We had a disappointing summer with many grey and/or rainy days. However, this weekend the weather was brilliant and I spent most of it outside. Yesterday I biked to and from town three times for shopping, a hair cut and for a night out with the gang. And today I went to get a sun tan at the beach for the first time this year. I texted everybody in the gang, but in the end only OS, WI and GO joined. We went to Zandvoort early to beat the traffic jam and spent most of the day getting a tan, eating, drinking, reading and chit-chatting. We always go to the nudist beach which gets a nice mix of naturists and gays. Early in the morning you mostly get the older straight people whereas late in the afternoon the gays have woken up from a night of partying and will show their gym bodies.
RE and SO called if we wanted to join them for a BBQ at SO's family estate on the banks of the river Amstel (picture) which was an excellent way to finish a weekend full of sun and fun.


Chion Wolf said...

hi there!

I can't remember how i found your blog, but i am an American who is about to visit Amsterdam (i.e. The Promised Land) and probably never, ever go home. ;)

Anyway, i just wanted to let you know that reading your blog has been really great as i prepare for my trip later this month. Thanks for writing it!


happyamsguy said...

Thanks for the nice words. Have a good trip and enjoy your time here. "The Promised Land", how so? Better manage your expectations! ;-)