Friday, July 22, 2016

Vacation 2016 - Day 9

Vacation 2016 - Day 9 - 7/22/2016

Posted after vacation was over, felt it was better to sleep late than get up to blog.

Spent the morning traveling towards Kinderdijk, Netherlands.

Enjoying some popular Dutch diversions: sample Dutch cheeses and jenever, a distilled juniper liquor that was very Gin-like. 

We arrived in Kinderdijk, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This was our tour of a network of windmills and other flood management control. 

We also got to enter a working windmill for a tour.

Although oddly enough even though one of these rare, remaining windmills burn down every 10-15 years (based on the history) the one we entered had no fire extinguishers nor smoke detectors! The windmills were fascinating, and we learned about Polder sand other dike-related engineering bits. 

When our guide told us the story of the little Dutch boy who stuck his finger in a dike; well I finally understood what that meant; a completely different from what I had pictured!

Where the tour busses picked us up was a small spot, and had a bottle of
Dommelsch   |   Dommelsch Pilsener   |   Lager, Pilsner, German Pils   |   5%   |   [6.8]

Then back to the boat for an evening dinner and a dash for Amsterdam mooring.

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