Freddy and I have seen a lot of The Netherlands during the past weeks. Especially Freddy has been sailing on Dutch waters. One thing he did was a sailing trip of several days on the IJsselmeer and through Amsterdam. I joined him during one day, that turned out to be the only sunny day of that trip ;-). The dark and heavy rainclouds were a nice view.
Besides enjoying the water we are also working at times. We just got our visa for Kenya and Madagascar. To get them, we had to travel to yet another part of the Netherlands, The Hague and Rotterdam.
Travelling by train and seeing these flat landscapes with cows, grass and flowers — I really feel at home in this country. Even when politics are considered, there is still a strong sense of inclusive policy and tolerance. In Scheveningen we saw how the government opened a road to the sea that is accessible for wheelchairs. Things like this, acceptance and celebration of variety makes me happy to be Dutch.