Monday, 24 September 2012

Our World Tuesday, ABC Wednesday K for Kagerplassen.

    
When my daughter and her family were here in 2010, I asked her Australian partner: "Well, what do you think of the Netherlands?"
He answered :"Well, it is very flat and there is so much water. And you live so close together. And the people are very nice"! That is all true and here is a slide to show you part of the watery province of South Holland, where I live.


Last year we made a trip with  our choir to a very wet part of the Netherlands, which we could best see from the deck of a riverboat. The weather was fine, warm and sunny and we  loved the trip on the Kagerplassen. We took photos of the beatiful houses  and places on the water and around the lakes of Kaag. If you want to enlarge the slide, please press first the red word  You Tube, and then the rectangle in the right bottom corner!


Sailing on the river Zijp, one of the connecting waterways

Recreation on the island Koudenhoorn in the Kaag lakes

The Kagerplassen (a Dutch term meaning "the Kaag Lakes") is a small lake system in South Holland located to the northeast of Leiden. The Kaag Lakes are a popular area for boating, watersports, fishing, camping and walking. Windmills, waterfront pasture land (weilanden) with grazing animals, quaint Dutch boats and buildings and (in season) flower fields are all part of the charm of boating and walking in this area.

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22 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

this your ABC Wednesday post too? because K for Kagerplassen would definitely work! intersting stuff.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love the Netherlands Wil. Any country that has such a wonderful collection of Van Gogh's AND Rembrandt's Night Watch gets my vote every time. I still get a thrill when I think of seeing them all.
Our friends from Hillegom always like to visit the parks and open spaces when they come as they say your country is so crowded that there is not much room for such things. No, but you habe wonderful marshland with fantastic birds. Every country has its plus and minus points.
We also have Dutch neighbours and they gave us Stroopwafels with our coffee the other day - now that is a real plus!! Delicious.

Sylvia K said...

I love your country, Wil! I'm so glad that I had a chance to visit there when I lived in Europe! A wonderful look at your world and a great post for the K Day! Hope you have a wonderful week!!

eileeninmd said...

You live in a beautiful country. Love the photos. Thanks for sharing your world. Have a great week!

Cloudia said...

wonderful post. I think I would enjoy your country. . .


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Kay said...

The other thing I noticed about your country is that the people are so TALL! I felt even shorter when I was there. One of the guys in our tour group couldn't use the urinal in a pub and had to go into the women's bathroom. It was rather funny.

SandyCarlson said...

Your country is beautiful. So are you!

Fun60 said...

I love your country. Amsterdam has to be one of my favourite cities with the magnificent art galleries and your beautiful waterways. Thank you for showing me a little more of your country.

lotusleaf said...

I enjoyed your video. So much water everywhere! Thanks for sharing.

MERYL JAFFE, PhD - parent, psychologist, teacher, author... said...

Oh you live in such a charming, lovely area!!! And it is so clean!!

photowannabe said...

Oh my Wil, what a lovely place to live.
I dream of visiting there one day.
A perfect choice for the letter K.

Emille said...

You never cease to amaze me -you are also in a choir! Looking very nice at the Kagerplassen (never have been there)!

Belva Rae Staples said...

What a beautiful place!

Ann said...

I want to visit such a lovely place. To me, it is windmills and tulips and daffodils.

chubskulit said...

Your photos makes me miss home. It's been a while since I last seen an ocean.

Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Hazel said...

'Kagerplassen' it looks so classic with letter K used instead of C. Thanks for the fast facts.

Paula Scott said...

Your wet to our dry! But, it is all so beautiful there and always green and lush (well, perhaps not int he dead of winter).

Hildred and Charles said...

Oh Wil, I did enjoy that watery journey, - so different to our semi-desert countryside, and so very orderly and civilized. Lovely!

Mara said...

I love boating along the lakes, be they in Fryslân or South-Holland. Well, I love being boated around!

ladyfi said...

I really must visit the Netherlands - it looks lovely.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by from Our World Tuesday, what a lovely part of the world you live in. Also my visit can count for ABC Wednesday. :)

Kate said...

Your environment can gladden any heart! Great photos to depict the area. Kate, ABC team