We had an excellent summer last year surfing on and off on Scheveningen as the waves allowed. This year has been mostly flat, but we had some waves a week ago and end of this week promises some nice swell, so surf is up.
It’s nice to have a surf spot this easily accessible, but I’m curious how surfing in real waves is. So this July we’ll be headed off to Aquitaine or Basque country for a week to check the waves over there.
Today was a day of many happy occasions. The Dutch national soccer team utterly crushed the reigning world champion 3-0. And Steve Jobs held his annual WWDC address announcing a 3G iPhone for the masses.
“Twice as fast. Half the price.” Hell yeah. I will be getting me one. It’s been some two years since T-Mobile shafted me and I can’t exactly say that the other telcos in the Netherlands are worth a damn. Might as well go back for 2 years of servitude.
July 11th it is and no official price yet, but I will be queueing at the store.
Last week we had the batizado for our group with people coming in from Amsterdam, Norway, London and Portugal just to celebrate this event together. The batizado with associated parties and barbecues is a highlight of the year and this year proved to be a great amount of fun.
Traditionally the batizado ends on Sunday with a churrasco and having everybody together and mellow is a nice opportunity to shoot some pictures. For this set I took gnomo‘s Nikon with 50mm f/1.4, a splendid lens if ever there is one and I ambushed everybody for their portrait within 10 minutes.
Here’s a small selection:
“Mooi Weer Spelen” is the title of the annual street theater festival that takes over the city center of Delft. This year, I’m living in said center and it’s much easier to see the events.
Unfortunately this year the amount of people attracted by the free street theater shows has exploded and the weather has been great so every show is completely packed and it’s nearly impossible to watch it let alone take any decent pictures.
So here are a couple of pictures of the mobile acts:
An insect troupe did set up camp in the courtyard behind my house, and from atop the wall I could get a nice perspective on their preparations: