I was driving a boat!

Seriously.

I did.

For more than 20 minutes! 🙂

This one:

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You have my photo of driving this thing on Instagram. Scroll down for the account.

Meanwhile, let’s start properly.

pNL-I.EPSWe  started at the canals close to the city of Veere. I was surprised how everything is so green green.

The summerhouses were peaceful and surrounded with nice grass and gardens.

We took the basket with snacks and drinks and started our adventure. The idea was to reach Veere at the island Zeeland.

Zeeland is actually westernmost and least populous province of the Netherlands, located in the south-west of the country, consists of a number of islands and peninsulas (hence its name, meaning “Sealand”).

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Alongside the canal we spotted many cute houses and animals. The daylight was quite bad since the sun was disappearing every 2 minutes.

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The drive took around 45 minutes until we reached Veere – a delightful historical village built on the shore of the Western Schedlt river.

Veere obtained city rights in 1353. It was once a fishing town, but the small marina is now used for pleasure yatchs.

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The most eye-catching building is of course the town hall, erected in 15th century.

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The city used to be a staple port for the wool trade with Scotland between 15th and 18th century but the remained tooth of the whale reminds on the fishing history of the city.

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Chewbone of the whale

 

19 Comments »

  1. What a neat town. I love the pictures. It looks so cozy and welcoming. I can see why you took the boat out and explore. I wouldn’t worry about the sun, It looks like you had a great time anyways.

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  3. It must be exciting to drive a big boat in the Netherlands! I experienced steering an electric boat in Bonneval, France. It wasn’t as easy as it looks. What a great experience for you. Hope to see this place soon.

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