It all began on Friday night. While a lot of us had train delay in Utrecht, we did lots of games before we went to sleep in our cosy cabins.

On Saturday morning we woke up at 8, had breakfast and headed to the boats for a sailing trip to an island in the Gaastmeer to have lunch. After some dancing workouts and covered in bird poo we sailed back to camping De Bearshoeke. While some of us learned how to sail without the rudder to intuitively learn how the sails work, Jesse thought it would be smart to learn to sail wíth the rudder first 😉. Also some of us took on the adventure to illegally go to idyllical places to stick Aqua stickers where they were already placed years before. To keep the subtropic autumn temperatures (~19°C) of these weekend days going, we had a tropical themed party in the evening. We dressed up and played games again. Things got heated and at least the games got horny. After drinking some white whine with soy milk, we were content and went to bed, because on Sunday we went dew sailing! Although we didn’t have to wake up as early, because lifehack: go dew sailing on the Sunday just after the switch from summer to winter time so you also have to get up at 8 mentally, whilst it is actually 7 on the clock! Afterwards we had breakfast and did a few sailing matches where the skippers were not allowed to sail. Some rules were harmed, like starting to paddle or wrongly taking of precedence, but all boats and participants survived. We also played tag with some balls where we had to throw in other boats main sails. Sadly the wind was going down a lot in the afternoon so a lot of us had to stop early. It was such nice weather though! Lots of sun and it was warm, so we could strip off our sailing pants early to dry our itching butts in the sun.

We enjoyed some very welcome soup and finalized the weekend by making the annual group picture on the camping playground, where we would ‘play at own risk’, as the camping explicitly put on a sign. Then we all went home, by train (another adventure where you could get stranded because the busses you call to come get you are too small to take everyone in one go) or by comfy car.