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.