|the whole trip as we made it last year|
|The Koninginnenlock at Vreeswijk|
|The Vecht, nice boat, nice house|
|quick, quick, the last sanding|
|This is how you get the bill, chalked on the counter|
Winter in Amersfoort was a bit unsettling as the river had to be dredged and several ships had to move several times to different locations.
|it fitted only just|
But this winter we also enjoyed Nathans weekly stay over’s and our new roles as grandparents.
|we have a visitor!|
|so cosy, just like with his mum when she was little|
One morning in January I sleepily went into the kitchen and was surprised to find that drawers and doors kept opening. I took me some time to realise that something funny went on and then I was wide awake instantly. The ship was askew, and quite a bit too.
|away with the curtains and in come the stools|
We planned a trip that will bring us, via Belgium and Paris, along (not on) the Loire river to mid France. Then, more easterly, we go North and then go back to Holland by way of the Meuse river.
|Michel at the back, Rebecca upfront and we made it|
It was quite a challenge, pulling 70 tons, in the rain, wind in your face (thankfully in the right direction) the way they used to in times past.
Eventually we cruised until 16:30 and then found ourselves in Meerkerk.