Jo’s Monday Walk2017-Wk-04

Amsterdam-1, Netherlands

Up bright and early.

Thought this was supposed to be a holiday??

On our way to Amsterdam.


About and hour or so into our journey

we stopped for morning coffee and munchies at…


La Place…a road house making a Euro, or two,

from thirsty and hungry tourists   

La Place…sounds very French and yet we were

either in Belgium or the Netherlands.  

I found this very confusing.


Wherever we were there was oodles to munch on

with our morning coffee, if one so desired.  

Some of the munchies were good for the waistline…

others, I fear not so good.

coffee-break_0322To date, during our journey we had sighted many wind farm windmills.  

In Australia and other parts of the world these

are used to generate electricity.  

The wind farm near our farm still holds the title of

the largest in the Southern Hemisphere with

140 windmills spread over 5,500 Ha (13,591 acres or 21.24 square miles).  

With so many of these mills dotted along our way

I wondered if they were generating electricity

or drawing water from the ground.


This was the only traditional Dutch windmill sighted.  

Luckily we were on the ‘right’ side of the coach

to capture a shot or two as we passed by. 


We finally arrived in Amsterdam, which

could also be known as ‘bicycle city’.

I have never seen so many bicycles in one place

before…or after.

More next week.



Jo’s Monday Walk


4 thoughts on “Jo’s-Monday-Walk2017-Wk04_Amsterdam

  1. Pingback: Jo’s Monday walk : Ribeira de Algibre | restlessjo

  2. Hi Woolly! 🙂 Sorry I’m so late visiting this week. I’ve been under the weather and it’s been a struggle to keep up. Thanks for your company. They could at least have let you off the coach for a look at the windmill 🙂


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