Underneath the Arches…..(you probably have to be British to understand that one).
Every picture tells a story. This could be the story of a coffee cup….
This video was sent to me. It’s chilling, frightening, highly disturbing and sobering – all in equal measure.
I do believe that immigrants don’t arrive carrying firearms.
“Each year, more than 30,000 Americans are killed by gun violence” (ceasefireusa.org).
It would appear that Mr Trump has more pressing problems other than unworkable and counterproductive immigration controls and expensive and ineffective walls. I wonder when work will start on the wall between Canada and the US!!!
Where it all ends………..or starts…
They just don’t make them like they used to….
Just can’t get enough gears these days…
The quayside in Monnickendam town harbour is being extended. This means that more people will be able to sit and enjoy food, drink and ice cream during the summer.
The Netherlands is the very best place to buy bread. Here’s the young lady at Monnickendam market (Saturdays) when many different types of bread and cakes (yum!) are available. Some of the bread and cakes are cooked on the stall. It doesn’t get fresher than that!
You never know when you are going to come across a shark in the back streets of Monnickendam.
Or…. (Photoshop tip coming up):
If your image just won’t work not matter what Photoshop tricks you play, stick a shark in the image. Never fails!
Regarding my earlier post, here’s some delicious Dutch drop (liquorice).
Here’s our home at our winter berth. We’re tucked away in a warm corner of the marina and nicely out of the wind.
If you like drop (liquorice (or licorice in the US) then the very best place to get it is on a Saturday at the street market in Monnickendam in the Netherlands. The gentleman you see in the image has a bewildering array of drop for sale and lots of other delicious sweets too.
Katy clearly trying to tell us she is ready to go for a walk. If only dogs could talk. Woof!
The Heron that lives next to our berth……..
My fascination with these strange mushrooms (?) continues. They seem to be surviving the winter against all the odds. The strange life of fungi!
A lonely heron sits and waits for the ice to melt……
Not sure why this duck appears to be so happy………after all, his lake has frozen over!
Another image of the lighthouse at Jachthaven Hemmeland.
Katy, our dog, on the lookout for ducks. She will chase any duck she sees but never ever catches one. Ducks, quite clearly, are smarter than dogs!
This is Marken which used to be an island but it is now connected to the Dutch mainland by a causeway. A beautiful place to visit.
Our dog Katy
The winter sky over Holland and the Markermeer today….
On this darkest of dark days……..political systems…….rotten to the core…
Here’s a flashback to 2015 – Amsterdam Sail. The next Amsterdam Sail will be in 2020.
WARNING. Some brief (very brief) nudity!
The lighthouse at Jachthaven Hemmeland
Small bits of ice cling to the reeds and turn into sparkling ice jewels.
A little bit of the Netherlands – all frozen up today: