Back in the halcyon days of April 20th Tribe 3 took a little trip out of the city to the small port town of Enkhuizen.
It was a tester for a longer, 3-day, trip we have planned in the future. The aim of which is to share the knowledge we each have with the group. For this one day trip though it was about getting to know each other a little better, and to have a little adventure at the same time.
We met at Amsterdam Centraal at (a little after) 09:00, some a little more tired around the eyes than others but all of us bright and excited. The plan was to have no plan, just to see where the day would take us. A destination was picked by random selection; achieved by Ditte shutting her eyes and being spun around before pointing at the GVB route map (unfortunately she pointed to Schipol so we changed it, not so random after all). Eventually though it was decided we would take the train up to Enkhuizen. So with the sun beating down on our faces as we stared out of the windows, speeding fields flowing by, we laughed our way north.
Enkhuizen was once one of the primary port towns in the Netherlands during the height of the East India trading companies. Now that the docks have silted up (some are still in use) it has moved its focus from trade to tourism. Though we may have seemed like tourists to most, we were there for trade. Well… trading stories.
We spent most of our time in Enkhuizen lying in the park, a minute or so from the port, and having a picnic. It was a really relaxing time spattered with some deeper conversation and a decent amount of wine. Eventually though we couldn’t sit still any longer and took to doing some more physical activities…
We really enjoyed our little trip and are looking forward to planning a longer sojourn where we can begin to share some of the knowledge we have amongst the Tribe. Education starts at home, as they say.