Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Kinderdyke 2011

Grandma Melrose came and visited back in October. We did a few trips out and about. These photos are from when we visited Kinderdyke. It's an area in The Netherlands near to Amsterdam, so a two hour drive from us. To make the trip a bit easier we stopped at an excellent pancake house that was 30 mins into the trip! A great place and we will definitely go back.

Kinderdyke is an area that contains 18 working windmills all on one flood plain. They have one windmill turning, you can go in and have a look, then another that turns and the other 16 are stationary. They would all work. They were built to drain the area and to keep it free from water. It is an amzing site and kind of gives you the feeling of what it would have been like to live back then. Marion took Jacob and Abi in the one that was working, Allen refused to go in as you had to pay! I kept him company, it didn't take them long to look around. We had all seen inside a windmill that wasn't turning before and Marion said it was pretty similar so I think Allen made the right choice! They then got to watch a film about it all which Marion said was very good. A good day out.


1 comment:

carriesweatland said...

What great pictures! It hope you have a nice last few days of your teaching. I'm sure your students will miss you! Good luck looking for places/businesses in Denver. I suppose those things are done a bit easier in person? Did you think you'd open a school, at least back in the UK? Anyway, it would be great to have you back in the States, so I hope it all works out. Things are good here. A few more days left of school and they wer are off for Christmas break. It'll be nice to have some time. Great to read your updates.