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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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Rajasthan Tours - Excellent post and beautiful pictures

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

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

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

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

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.”

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

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

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

Krista - Thank you so much, Velva! πŸ™‚ I can’t get over how gorgeous and pastoral the countryside is. 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 - I’m so glad you like it too, Jen! I love it here. πŸ™‚

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

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

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

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

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!

Jen from Windy Ridge - so beautiful!

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

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

Krista - I’m so glad you’re enjoying them, Linda. πŸ™‚ It has become one of my favorite places in the world. 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 - Isn’t it stunning, BakerStreet? I felt like I was in live paintings of the Dutch Masters. πŸ™‚

BakerStreet - Very picturesque.Β 

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