Tuesday, 2 June 2009

ABC Wednesday, T for Transport and Travelling,




If you click on the slide you will see more details.


As we have a lot of water, much freight, consisting of, sand or gravel, is transported by boat. The boats travel as far as Germany or Belgium.

A very popular way of transport for persons is cycling of course. We have special cycle tracks. Almost every Dutch person has a bicycle, with the exception of most elderly people.

When I was young I often went away on my bycycle to cover long distances. My sister and I cycled from our homeplace in the Netherlands to Bristol in England, which took us 6 days. After our holiday of a month we decided to send our bikes to our home address, and we hitch hiked home. That took us two days!

I now use my bicycle for short distances, and I travel by bus, subway or train for longer distances. Public transport is 40 % cheaper for people over 65.

As I have a daughter in Australia I now often travel by plane.


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34 comments:

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Wil...what an exciting life you led! You should write a book!
you can title it:

"Where There is Wil,There Is A Way"

The Weaver of Grass said...

I too love travelling - by any method reader wil. There is nothing like it.

Constantinos said...

I mostly travel for business - almost every other week - but I hardly make time to explore the places I visit. Yet I always make time to visit museums in which I have a special interest. Thank you for the slideshow which I greatly enjoyed.

RuneE said...

You have your own form for transport in the Netherlands. I have seen cycling along the canals and it looks great fun.

Another aspect of Transportation in my post!

Abe Lincoln said...

Most interesting post, Wil. About your travels all over the world. My traveling days are over. I did it when it was still safe to stick out your thumb along any highway in the middle of nowhere and jump in beside a total stranger and ride for days with them or as far as they went and then get out and repeat the whole process. We called it 'hitch hiking.'

Voices from the past > http://bing-it.blogspot.com/

Miss_Yves said...

Une grande collection de moyens de transport!On se croirait dans la cabine de la péniche.
Le choix de vélos , tricycles ,etc est impressionnant (Pour "V" je parlerai de "vélo"!)
Votre balade ci-dessous est très plaisante !
Merci de votre visite.

kadermo said...

Nice pictures from your very special country.

Carol said...

An interesting traveling post...It is interesting that almost every Dutch person has a bicycle...it is not so here...you have had some fun travelings....

Babooshka said...

Transportation of a very economic and environmentally friendly kind. We could all use a little more of cycles than cars.

Dina said...

As Carol said in the first comment, "Where there's a Wil, there's a way."
How true.
Love your slideshow, very comprehensive. Those river boats and barges are great.

jeannette stgermain said...

this reminds me that as a child I always loved to watch the boats going by, and wonder what their end destination would be.

Dina said...

Hi Wil. I think we just sign in through the comments this week and not with Mr. Linky. Who needs him, anyway. :)

foto CHIP Sweden said...

What a nice slide show you present! Travelling is an important part of the life :)
Love your little puppie - more puppies at my place :)
Welcome!

George said...

I really enjoyed traveling by bicycle when I was younger, but I never traveled the distance you did. But then I never hitch-hiked either. I'm very impressed with your adventurousness.

photowannabe said...

Love traveling on all sorts of transportation. Great slide show and the entire T post.

Patty said...

Wow that's quite a savings for seniors to travel.

Janie said...

Boat or bike, plane or train, travel is always terrific. Lovely photos of your various means of transport.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Great post, Wil. How old were you when you and your sister took that trip to Bristol?

Etje said...

Hier wordt sinds kort ook alles met de bus, trein of tram gedaan. Een auto hebben we sinds begin dit jaar niet meer en moet zeggen dat we tot hiertoe die nog steeds niet missen.
Ga terug eens proberen om te fietsen en hopelijk lukt het nog want vroeger werd er door ons heel veel met de fiets gedaan.

Groetjes

James said...

Wonderful and very creative post.

Megha Chhatbar said...

I love travelling and cycling is the best way for short distances..The best way to keep FIT..:)

imajica said...

love the photos! I wish I had more money to travel :)

naturglede said...

Greate post from you! Have a fun abc:)

Mara said...

I will cross with the ferry from Europoort at the end of the month again. I'm always looking forward to seeing all the sea-traffic as well!

anthonynorth said...

I used to ride a bike a lot in my youth. Though never such a journey as you undertook there. I bet it was enjoyable.

jay said...

I loved the pictures of the trikes - the ones with the huge box in front for two children look very hard to pedal though. Even if a lot of your country is flat!

Sailor Girl said...

Transport by BOATS is the best, I guess! At least for me!! Ah ah ah!!!!

Have a great day!!!!

Q said...

Nice slide show!
Thank you!
Sherry

Rose said...

An excellent "T", Reader Wil. I live out in the country, so travelling by car is my only option most of the time. But I just spent a weekend in Chicago, where I much preferred travelling by train and bus. Driving in the "big city" petrifies me:)

Barbara Martin said...

Excellent post, Wil. I'm taking up cycling again for the exercise and to get around as I don't drive anymore.

Cloudia said...

Good post, Wil!

Etje said...

Is hier op dit moment maar grijs buiten , hopelijk is het bij jou heel wat beter.

Prettige dag nog

Janice Thomson said...

I love biking and would be lost without my bike - always wanted to do the Galloping Goose Trail across Canada which starts here on Vancouver Island at Mile One but don't have the stamina for such a long trip.

Life with Kaishon said...

Of course this is an excellent T. Just like every other letter you do! I love it : )

Hope you are having a wonderful time with your visitors!