Travel Blogs from Kaatsheuvel
... a piece of low-lying land reclaimed from the sea or a river and protected by dikes, esp. in the Netherlands." After a few centuries, they built the series of windmills to control the water levels.
Map of Kinderdijk
... 1700s. Quaint village and perfect weather today. Also 11 million cows here-to make all that wonderful cheese! Have had some great local dishes on the ship; creamy Dutch cream soup, the best herring, everything cooked to perfection. Tonight Captain's Reception and Dinner. Love the ever changing view from our stateroom window as we head to Cologne. The gentle rocking of the boat at night is a bonus. Can't wait to be in Germany-a place close and dear to my ...
Adventures on Oahu: Hike, Kayak and Snorkel
Experience the remote and breathtaking beauty of Kualoa, one of the most historically significant places on Oahu, while enjoying a kayak adventure along its scenic windward coast.This Rainforest to the Reef Adventure combines the scenic backdrop of the lush Hakipuu Valley, the majestic volcanic Koolau Mountain ridge, with the tranquil cobalt and turquoise ocean waters of Kaneohe Bay.
... hospital ship. It is about the 3rd Red Cross ship we have seen and thought what a wonderful way to recover from any operation or illness.
We reached a big lock on the junction with the Neder-Rijn river where we had our first rain. It is very unusual for the Netherlands to have such a huge lock and we rose up at least 1.5 metres to get to the same level as the Neder-Rijn where we ...
... When we went out to see the sails of the windmill, our dear guide stopped the windmill for us to show how large a sail of the mill can be. We could ask questions and we were pretty satisfied by all we got from him and the whole windmill experience helped me feel the Dutch atmosphere already. :)
We set sails to Primark Rotterdam (Photo 15), a large retail shop in the outskirts of the city. That mean another hour and half of ...