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Nord and Zuid Holland, Netherlands,

4th July to 20th September 2007

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Into Amsterdam and the busy North Sea Canal

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We were soon into the quieter canal system and saw a car made for two!

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Ten lifting/swing bridges in a row is quite tiring.

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a group of sea scouts in the lock

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Raising a glass to the Aalsmeer from our mooring for three weeks

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The resident pony at the Blauwe Buegel harbour

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A tour of Amsterdam the next day

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Lunch by the canal

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Our next stop was Haarlem, where we had pride of place in the centre of the town

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A windmill by the canal used for sawing logs

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To Alphen a/d Rijn and the place where Vrouwe Antje was built.  Moored in the centre of town on the lawn canal!

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A lifting bridge outside the town

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Alphen Windmill

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Vrouwe Antje about to have her bottom cleaned!

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Three days and 45 litres of paint later and she's ready to go back in the water.

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Our next stop was Gouda where the cheese market was in full swing

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We were lucky enough to be given a mooring in the historic harbour for two weeks - for free!!!!

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The Stadhuis is quite spectacular

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We went to Rotterdam and moored up just near the famous cubehouses

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Our mooring in the Haringvliet

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While in Rotterdam the Harbour festival took place and we watched a sailing barge race along the river

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The Harbour had some amazing historic barges in it

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On our way to Dordrecht being overtaken by two barges at the same time!

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Our mooring at Dordrecht - a very secure modern harbour

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The historic harbour at Dordrecht, complete with traditional crane!

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A lovely view of the town and  rivers from the cathedral tower

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