The cast of Desire Under the Elms went boating yesterday! We met in the Doeshaven where Jan has a small boat, and six of us went boating from 13.30 to 18.30! There were five of us first (Jan, Arnoud, Joop, Miranda and me), and we picked up Hans somewhere near the Waardeneiland.

At De Grote Beer we had some lunch, after the skies mostly cleared up. Then we set out to boat a few times through Leiden–including passing the fish-market, and passing a low bridge that left less than an inch between it and the helm. This was at the old cemetery near the Zijlpoort. There, we set Hans off again at the Waardeneiland, and toured some more along the newer parts of Leiderdorp. We saw the point where the HSL will go underground, next to the A4, and were back at the Doeshaven at 18.30. All day without a drop of rain!

Then last night I was too tired to do anything else, so I watched “Innocence”, a weird but heartwarming movie about a sort of orphanage for girls. I won’t give too much away, but the weirdness of all that happens in there has a very real quality to it.