Today has to start during last night with a text received whilst in a kebab snack bar in the suburbs of Arnhem. I had spent most of the day sorting out small problems and visiting ships, boats and small marinas along the port inlet and quay where the larger cruise ships take on board their visitors.
Kings day, the King of Holland’s birthday is on the 27th of April and is an event celebrated with great enthusiasm. Arnhem was setting up its carnival like stands and scaffolding for discos under the John Frost bridge, famous for the Operation Market Garden battle for the bridge and town of Arnhem itself. The message was from Eelco; telling me that the freighter next to his house boat was illuminated and people were going on board.