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Apr 16, 2019 - Windmills and Cheese

2019-04-16.Windmills and Cheese We boarded the Viking Skinir yesterday afternoon. This is our first Viking river cruise. We went on AMA waterways last year in France and expected that our experience with that cruise line would be hard to beat. Our stateroom with a french veranda, Room 332, is smaller than the one on AMA but nicely appointed all the same. There is plenty of storage for the excess baggage I no doubt brought. There are about 180 passengers aboard and a very helpful, willing to please staff. Today, we went on our first...

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Jun 14, 2017 - Gorinchem, Netherlands

Wednesday This morning we motored a short distance to Werkemdam, off loading the bikes quickly to commence riding. This ride passed several small villages with beautiful thatched houses, with a number of exceptional examples, one with new thatch which is a light caramel sheen, shame thatch darkens with age. Apparently the craft of thatching is dying in Holland, so this type of roofing is now very expensive compared to tiles. Although increases the value of the properties significantly. Our guide Albert, pointed out, a weird sight with a...

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