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In the first weekend of June, it was finally time for an aqua weekend again! I say again, but for many people who joined, including myself, this was actually the first time we experienced a real aqua weekend. For this special event we travelled to the Kagerplassen for our surf/dinghy weekend. The night we arrived started rough, as we had to process the news that Jumbo had forgotten to deliver our vegetarian knaksausages :(. Luckily, we had Romee’s atmospheric light around which we could all gather in a large coronaproof circle. 

Saturday it was time for action! We got up early, set up the boats and surfing equipment and hit the water. However, after having a difficult time with hoisting the sail, the ISO ran into some trouble…a broken rudder! Thankfully, the friendly people from the fireboat were there to save Steven, Sophie and Romee. After some shifting in the schedule, we were able to continue sailing during this windy day. Switch time could get quite complicated. It sometimes felt like we were playing a riddle. At the end of the day we got surprised by Steven and Sophie, who had managed to fix the ISO and were flying across the lake! I was impressed how well everyone did during their, for some people, first time on a surfing board and dinghy. After another rescue mission led by captain Anne, everyone managed to get back to the camp safely.

For dinner, we had wraps with a side of screaming children. Feelings about them were mixed, but one thing was for sure...Michiel was their worst enemy! After some tea, chippies and nice conversations, some people took a moment to look at the stars. Others decided to go to bed and enjoy the lovely evening sounds of frogs, airplanes, trains and a snorring Romee <3

On Sunday, we were greeted by the sun! We had a lovely day of sailing and surfing...or being shore gang, which was still very relaxing. I loved watching everyone's determination amd eventually being able to surf for quite some time! 

After having our fries, where Sanne was named winner of the murder game :), we left feeling well-fed, tired and grateful. Thanks to everyone who put together such an amazing weekend and who made it so much fun!

- Eveline Nales