It seemed like a good idea at the time, then most things do on warm summer evening after a few beers; lets hire a Dutch barge and go cruising in Holland.
Somewhere in the alcohol fueled enthuiasm Aardvark missed the word October, probably because very few things planned while drunk actually translate in to a real event.
Shock horror about a month ago all the information turned up along with a ferry booking for 6am on October 16th, the dawn of realisation finally hit home, death by hypothermia is a realistic possibility.
With most weather predictions indicating sleet and snow for Tuesday in The Netherlands, Aardvark will take comfort in knowing that for the tenth year in succession this is the warmest year on record.
Barring icebergs and a sudden rise in CO2 blogging will resume next weekend.