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Holland: Canal-boating on a Sunshiny Day

Good morning, luvs! How was your weekend?

We were ecstatic to see glorious sunshine on Sunday afternoon and made the most of it by renting a 12-person boat to float down the canals outside Amsterdam with dear friends.

It was heavenly.

My brother did a splendid job as our captain, steering us through quaint villages and open fields, under tight-squeeze bridges and around hairpin curves.

The rest of us leaned back and soaked up sunshine as we sipped beer and wine, nibbled our way through sausages, crisps and chocolate, and talked up a storm as we let all the stresses of the week melt away.

Canal

Over and over we exclaimed: “It looks just like a painting!” as we passed diminutive windmills and hearty cattle seemingly propped against a background of lush green grass and cloud-studded skies.

 

Windmill

Ducks

Field

Canal boat cruise

How I loved this day spent with the dearest folks, eating scrumptious food, and delighting in the myriad beauties of the Dutch countryside.

What is your favorite memory from your weekend?




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BakerStreet - Very picturesque.Β 

Krista - Isn’t it stunning, BakerStreet? I felt like I was in live paintings of the Dutch Masters. πŸ™‚

LindyLouMac in Italy - I am really enjoying your time in Amsterdam each post is making me more an more sure I want to visit some day. One of our favourite forms of holiday home is a boat on the canals.

Krista - I’m so glad you’re enjoying them, Linda. πŸ™‚ It has become one of my favorite places in the world. πŸ™‚

Andi Perullo - I seriously think I would have no stress if I lived there!

Krista - I hear you, Andi!! I feel so relaxed and peaceful here. πŸ™‚

Jen from Windy Ridge - so beautiful!

Anonymous - I still can’t get over how amazing your camera is Krista – these photos are gorgeous! …And it does look just like a painting πŸ™‚ beautiful!

Velva-Tomatoes on the Vine - The photos are postcard perfect. The Netherlands has beautiful landscape. Enjoy your time.

bellini - What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon Krista!

Zita - Wow! Beautiful photos again! I need to go to Holland ASAP! πŸ™‚

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella - It’s so true, good company enhances an already lovely vista! πŸ˜€

Krista - I’m so glad you like it too, Jen! I love it here. πŸ™‚

Krista - Thank you, dear Tuula! It’s a lovely little thing and I’m learning more all the time how to coax good photos out of it. πŸ™‚

Krista - Thank you so much, Velva! πŸ™‚ I can’t get over how gorgeous and pastoral the countryside is. πŸ™‚

Krista - It really was, Val! You would’ve loved it!! πŸ™‚

Krista - Thank you, dear Zita! I hope so much you can come stay with me and explore a while. πŸ™‚

Krista - Yes!! Good friends make everything better. πŸ™‚

Jamie - I’m just living vicariously through these photos. I looked outside after reading this and was all “Stupid boring yard with its stupid trees.”

Walking Tours Rome - What a gorgeous day! Did you edit these pictures at all or are those colors naturally how it turned out? Either way, beautiful photos.

~Sara

Krista - Oh you crack me up, Jamie! πŸ™‚ I hope you get to go adventuring very soon. πŸ™‚

Krista - I did edit them a teensy bit, Sara, but this really is how vibrant the colors are. It’s amazing. πŸ™‚

Travel Answer Man - I love the country side of Holland! Looks like you are having fun:)))
…jvkΒ  (Travel Answer Man)

Rajasthan Tours - Excellent post and beautiful pictures

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