Sunday, 17 August 2008

back

Well, I made it safely back from Amsterdam...


...and despite a weather forecast of rain, rain, rain, it ended up being really bright sunny all week...


...so, lots of time spent sitting and watching the world go by; looking up at the wonky buildings, green trees, cobbled streets. Lots of sight seeing, lots of jumping out of the way of trams and fast moving take-no-prisoners cyclists and lots of walking...


The sunlight on the canals that run throughout the city mesmerised me. So many shades of green and grey, fast moving sparkly light...


We stayed on a house boat, which was great; much less choppy than I expected, just a gentle swaying when another boat sailed past... and our neighbours...


A bird making a nest from rubbish; bits of plastic, drinking straws, cable ties, sweet wrappers... I'm not sure if it's resourceful on the bird's part or a sad reflection on us... (It's nothing compared to this though) The little bird seemed happy enough, weaving and adjusting the bits...



These little coots were everywhere, buffeted about by the waves from the larger boats. I took this picture from a pedalo we hired, and the bird was dealing with the waves much better than we were!


Well. Back to work next week.

After 2 weeks of lie-ins, getting up in the morning is not something I'm looking forward to!

2 comments:

hazeljoy said...

hey! nice to have you back. looks like a really good holiday - never thought about going to stay on a houseboat. you'll have to pass the details on!

amisha said...

how wonderful to stay on a houseboat! e and i always wondered what life would be like on one of those beautiful canals.
xox