Monthly Archives: May 2016

May 31

After spending the night in Uithoorn in a very expensive municipal mooring, and with brisk winds, we moved quite a way along the Amstel River towards Amsterdam, then turned off onto the Weesper Trekvaart, crossing the Amsterdam-Rijn Kanal, to arrive, … Continue reading

Posted in adventures afield, canal experiences, history and excursions, The Netherlands | 2 Comments

May 28

We moved from Haarlem around Schipol airport, stopping for lunch right across from the KLM repair facility. Interesting, but not very photogenic! The departure from Haarlem was great, though, finally with nice weather. We then moved along to Aalsmeer ¬† … Continue reading

Posted in adventures afield, canal experiences, history and excursions, The Netherlands, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

May 25

Haarlem: we arrived in Haarlem, after spending a wonderful night in a secluded, but very protected mooring on the Kever in the Kagerplassen ( a lake south of Haarlem). Haarlem is wonderful- except that the weather wasn’t friendly at all, … Continue reading

Posted in adventures afield, canal experiences, history and excursions, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

May 22

Leiden: I travelled from Delft towards Leiden, choosing a rural mooring (free!) for a night, so that I could prep the boat for the arrival of Nick and Chris. I am still struggling with electrical issues, mostly because the installers … Continue reading

Posted in adventures afield, canal experiences, history and excursions | Leave a comment

May 17

Delft: (part 2) So I was misinformed. The Nieuw Kirk IS undergoing restoration, but for 7 Euro, you can climb the 347 steps to the top of the tower, (and listen to the 48! bells in the carillon, and view … Continue reading

Posted in adventures afield, bell ringing, canal experiences, history and excursions | 1 Comment

May 16

Delft. My trip from Rotterdam to Delft provided new challenges. At one bridge, there was a police boat stopping traffic. Because it was Saturday, there was a regatta on the canal. This is what the canal looked like! We were … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

May 13

NOTE: I have changed the location finder on the menu underneath the main picture. Click here and you will find out where I am and where I’ve been. I spent 2 nights in Willemstad, because I was awaiting delivery of … Continue reading

Posted in adventures afield, canal experiences, history and excursions | 2 Comments

May 10

I spent yesterday in Antwerp, doing the tourist things (but on a bike), checking out the restored old city, and getting bits for the boat at the chandlery. And then I began the exit from where I had moored, northward … Continue reading

Posted in adventures afield, Belgium, canal experiences, history and excursions | Leave a comment

May 9

This gallery contains 29 photos.

As promised, here are a whole series of photos¬† from the Ascension Day parade in Brugge that I was fortunate to be able to attend.The individual presentations tell biblical stories from the beginning of the world, through to life after … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

May 8

I had a good day in Brugge- and will fill you in on the parade/procession when I get a good wifi day. I left Brugge as part of a convoy: this is how they avoid lifting the bridges randomly and … Continue reading

Posted in adventures afield, Belgium, canal experiences, Wandering Canuck Too! | Leave a comment