|Jan giving me a lesson|
|Leaving the harbour|
|Idyllic scenery on the Ringvaart|
That trip was even more special, though, because my guide and mentor for the day was a very dear friend who is no longer with us. His name was Jan and he coached me in the art of steering my barge. I remember it as the one of the rare days in all the time I knew him when he looked fit, healthy, handsome and happy. I am so glad the Veeeniging gave him that day. I treasure it still.
|Jan and me|
|Jan checking what was up ahead on the Rinvaart|