Ossenzijl - Bovensmilde
Frisian mares and foals today
The next morning we left at 10:40AM, again under sunny circumstances. Not a lot over an hour later we noticed this bunch of utterly beautiful -and obedient most of the time- Frisian horses, mothers and their children this time. We are still grossly biased, we must admit, when it is about Frisian horses. During the eighties of last century we were heavily involved in the horse...
A Frisian stallion in 1983
...world, more specifically the Frisian one. At the time we were the proud owners of several horses/ponies, among them a Frisian stallion, named ‘Tiemen’ (the first letter of the name was an obligation, referring to its year of birth, 1979). Oh, and a few carriages too. That’s why we are no longer millionaires today! This picture was taken on the 11th of June 1983 – only 34 years ago. Only.
One minute one’s on its own…
We stopped the engine at 3:00PM and moored at Smilde on a waterway called Witte Wijk. We were lucky to be able to occupy the last available space, just accommodating the length of our little ship. Little? Over 18 meters! To call the spot boring is an exaggeration, but very exciting would...
…the next minute one’s not
...be a straightforward lie. Initially we were on our own, until a cruiser arrived. As usual, the (small) cruiser-society looked the other way and we offered them to breast up to our little ship. The couple on the cruiser was grateful -it was a bit late- and we felt useful citizens for a comfortable few minutes.
A house, chosen at random
Cruising in convoy takes some time, especially when there is a load of lift-bridges, the convoy comprises four boats and in 50% of the lifting-procedures the bridge-keeper decides to close the bridge again after two boats have passed – even when there’s no traffic waiting within miles! It makes no difference at all, because the first two boats must wait...
A striking (former) church-building
...for the other two (one of them being us, of course) before any new action can be taken by the only bridge-keeper on duty. Al that waiting time gives us the opportunity to admire the old ribbon development alongside the old (1765, an improvement of (an) older waterway(s)) canal. There are numerous striking, beautiful, admirable buildings.
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Dankjewel, Tineke! Tot gauw 😍.
En dan nog even en Amersfoort in zicht
De laatste foto: ongelooflijk!!!!!
Dank je wel, Tineke! We zien mekaar hopelijk snel in A'foort.
Jaja, 't schiet op. Maar rustig aan, want de Nijkerkersluis is nog een paar dagen geblokkeerd. (En een 'Vollenhove' zal ik -als ik er aan toe kom- een n toevoegen...)