|Wanted to go to the cheese market in Alkmaar, but got my days mixed up (only held on Fridays – I was a day late, but it’s hard to keep track of what day it is ). Stayed by a small lake and were entertained by a ski ride. Skiers use skis or wakeboard and are pulled on a rope around a rectangular course. A few jumps for the experienced, a long walk back to the launching pad for those that fall off. On our walk back from the ‘beach’, a guy was experimenting with water jets that propelled him up into the air.