Monday, 21 February 2011

that's My World, ABC Wednesday, F for Ferry


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Top photo: Ferry to Texel, an island in the north of Holland on a winter's day.Taken by my Dutch daughter
Second photo: The same ferry to Texel on a summer's day.
Third photo : Ferry to Rotterdam.
Fourth photo: Ferry across the river Lek to Kinderdijk, where the windmills are.

The ferry to Kinderdijk was always popular with my children.We used to walk to the wind mills when the children were little. I even went there when the youngest was lying in the pram and his sisters were five and two. They were always excited to be on that ferry. It takes a few minutes to cross the river Lek. When I have visitors I always walk with them to Kinderdijk.

In a country with so much water like ours, we need ferries and bridges. Somehow I prefer ferries, because there is so much to see on the river.
Our Dutch ferries are but small in comparison to those we need to travel to Great Britain or Scandinavia. Besides the Dutch ferries need only a short time to cross a river and not more than half an hour to travel to one of the islands.


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36 comments:

Sylvia K said...

A great post for the days as always, Wil! Ferries are a big part of our world here in Washington as well and some of ours are really huge. They're always fun to take to the different islands off our coast and I always enjoy the trip! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Vicki Lane said...

We have a few ferries in the eastern part of our state and I always enjoy riding them -- a little whiff of the romance of the sea, somehow!

CountryDreaming said...

Your ferry line scenery reminds me of taking a half-hour ferry trip from mainland Ohio to an island in Lake Erie. The style and color of your boats (yellow) and buildings (charming European architecture) are different of course. And here's the biggest difference: Your ferry lines still run in the wintertime! Lake Erie freezes over so that the only way to Kelleys Island in winter is by private plane or, for the brave or foolish, by four-wheel drive truck over the ice! Both ways are dangerous and can cost your life. Thanks for the pretty views of your ferry and the surrounding land and waterscapes.

ladyfi said...

Wow - what a rough sea in that first shot. Lovely photos.

EG Wow said...

Great post on ferries, Wil! I think I might get seasick on days the sea is rough.

Roger Owen Green said...

I love ferries. we took one across Lake Champlain this summer. and my all-time fave is the Staten Island ferry, which goes by the Statue of Liberty.


ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Titania said...

Beautiful and interesting; the sea looks stormy and wild. Better keep the sailboats on the shore.

eileeninmd said...

Great post on the ferries. I love the first shot!

Kay L. Davies said...

What a difference from winter to summer, Wil.
Ferries are also a big part of life in British Columbia, where I grew up. I know there used to be some river ferries here in Alberta, but I don't know if they are running any more.
We will be visiting Kinderdijk on March 21, and Rotterdam on March 24, on our rivers and canals cruise with Viking River Cruises. My e-mail address is on top of my blog if you'd like to give me yours, then we can get in touch.

SandyCarlson said...

These ferries look like a nice way to travel. I don't see too many of them where I am, though they run from Connecticut to Long Island. Yours is a beautiful place.

Kay said...

Your country is so beautiful, Wil. I love visiting your blog because it brings back such lovely memories.

antigoni said...

Hi Wil :)
Great post. We have ferries too. After all, Salamina is an island and we need ferries to contact with others in Piraeus and Athens.
I prefer ferries, too.

Walk in New York said...

belle photo de la plage, les bateaux sont magnifiques


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Pat - Arkansas said...

Wonderful photos, Wil, and an interesting post. I might have to think twice about taking the winter ferry; the waves are, to me, quite intimidating.

Jedediah said...

I think I have been to Texel once, but I was very young.
Here in Hamburg, I take the ferry to Finkenwerder if I want to spend some time on the water. It's a nice trip of 30 minutes either way and you get to see part of the harbour.

richies said...

I think that it has been over ten years since I have been on a ferry. Nice post!

An Arkies Musings

Nanka said...

Love those ferries at Rotterdam!!...and in that first picture..the weather really looks so angry!! Awesome!!

photowannabe said...

I have ridden on several ferries and always enjoyed the adventure. Your first photo looks really cold and ominous. Really nice picture though. Perfect choice for the letter F.

Cezar and Léia said...

I love Ferries, they always reminds my childhood in Brazil, my father used to take us to one specific beach in South Brazil where to get there we used take a Ferry.I remember the wind in my hair...Cool feeling!
Sweet memories.
Your pictures are beautiful, thanks so much for sharing!
Léia

anthonynorth said...

We don't have many ferries where I am. Enjoyed the photos.

bracomfotografie said...

mooie serie, herlijk eiland Texel

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

Very interesting story about your ferries and the photos were nice to see as well. Thanks for your visit to my place. Much appreciated.

Tumblewords: said...

I, too, love ferries. The photos are wonderful - the summer scene is preferable to me!

Leslie: said...

Oh gosh! I don't think I'd like taking that ferry in the winter! That water looks quite turbulent. And I get seasick easily. But in the summer, it would be lovely! Hope you're having a fabulous week,

Leslie
ABCW Team

Carver said...

I always enjoy ferry rides. Fascinating post.

Starnitesky said...

Great post and interesting to see all the different ferries. The sea looks really rough in the first photo.

Rosey said...

I have only ridden a ferry once in my life, from North Island of NZ to South Island. I was happy I did not throw up, being prone to nausea.
Very good choice for F!

Ann said...

The sailboats are waiting for winter to pass to sail again.

Misfit in Paradise said...

Whenever possible, I prefer to take a ferry instead of a bridge too.
Donna - ABC Team

Hildred and Charles said...

A long time since I have been on a ferry, - we frequent the ones going from the mainland of British Columbia to Vancouver Island, and the smaller ferries going to the various islands in Puget Sound, and I remember our trips on them fondly. Great choice for F.

Paula Scott said...

That, my friend, is a mighty BIG ferry! Not sure if I would feel comfortable riding it, but then again, in Hawaii, I m used to riding on small planes.

Aksharaa said...

Hello,
Enjoyed visiting your blog.nd loved your 'F' offering.
Those pictures are very serene :)

Also I luv the pictures on your sidebar...very very adorable cute :)

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

Note:
The pictures were taken off the TV. I tried to take it so it looked like I was there. But the seal and guanacos were on TV.

Dhemz said...

that's a good one...thanks for sharing!

Hope you can check out my ABC Wednesday entry as well. Thanks!

Dina said...

Ah, so that's where Texel is.
I love maps almost as much as I love ferries.

Janice Thomson said...

Some of those ferries are fairly big Wil and some are quite beautiful vessels. I love riding ferries and being on the ocean...