After many years, we finally had some real winter again. With a week of a strong northeastern wind, resulting in some serious freezing, and some 15-20cm of snow, it was really cold. Even during the day temperatures were well below zero.

All resulted in “Elfstedentocht fever” again, but with Covid still running wild, our government rightfully so decided that it was irresponsible to organize it – even though it was almost 25 years since the last race. Luckily we were allowed to go ice skating, keeping in mind that we should social distance on the ice, and not go to too crowded spots.

And so we did: all over the country people went onto the ice and had a great time. What a wonderful scenery.