In the early months of 2006 we were exploring new
routes for the Skate Fresh 2006 edition.
We were not so lucky with the weather. It has been cold longer than usual. Also, at some
days we had to fight against the wind, which can be pretty strong in Holland. In an earlier report
on this site you can see that we went out in freezing cold. Well that didn't change
much until recently.
On the other hand this type of season has it's advantages
too: the flower beds are late, so chances are that participants of Skate Fresh get to see
more of their splendid colors. Last year, most of the flowers were already gone due to
high temperatures in March and April.
At one point in the route, we will have to cross a wide river
with a ferry which we arranged especially on the day Skate Fresh arrives. However the land
next to the river is still flooded (see pic. below), so we can't get to the ferry using
the road (bring bathing suits ;-). The water level has to fall one meter!
The Skate Fresh team organized a teambuilding weekend for the
staff to discuss planning and remaining tasks to do. Of course we used the occasion to
work out, so we will all be fit enough to guide the eager participants!
On april 21st I did a check on the flower beds and these are
looking good. I guess there will be plenty to see when Skate Fresh arrives in this part of
Have a look at the pictures of our explorations in March and
April and let's hope the weather conditions wil be much more favourable in May (as it