Fezzik In Paris

Two Americans, three cats, and too many places named "de Gaulle"

The Purrito and I found ourselves once more (this is visit the third; we’re now almost as comfortable in the ‘Dam as we are in Rouen) in Amsterdam this weekend, drawn by the promise of SAIL 2015. SAIL is a nominally-tall-ship-oriented boat gathering that happens every five years. In practical terms, it’s a number of huge sailing ships tied up at the docks, a number of moderate-sized sailing vessels floating around, masses of ordinary people with their pleasure boats of varying sizes, and a scattering of small military vessels, random workboats, and the hapless normal ship channel traffic desperately trying to claw its way through the flotilla parading around the IJ waterway.

Seeing as we spent effectively all of our time walking around boats or camped out taking pictures of boats (thank you sea captain from our second visit, who introduced us to what would turn out to be the best vantage point of the weekend – a small alcove near bagels and beans), I’ll shut up and let the (ridiculous number of) pictures continue the post.

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