Yesterday I had to relocated my electric sloop to the docks at Ijburg, so I borrowed
a real Amsterdam “working boat”. It’s a very heavy medium sized tug boat named
“the Pear” that used to work in the Amsterdam harbor moving container ships around.
So it was a little overkill to use it to relocate a small reddingssloep, but it was my
only option since the batteries were not charged enough to get into the huge
cargo ship lanes and through the “Oranjesluizen” into open water.

The day started off rainy, but eventually the sun came out and it was glorious.

On the way back I had to sneak past the Aida Stella Cruise Ship that was
casting off and being lead out of the harbor by a huge tug boat.

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