Camping by the edge of the water had been a good choice. With the tent door open, I was treated to a very captivating nature scene. It was also a very cold morning … the wind was quite strong and the sun had not yet broken through the clouds. With a cup of  hot coffee and some breakfast going, I was very reluctant to come out of the tent so I simply lounged around … then some feathered friends came a calling …

First, it was this white goose …It casually strode right into my tent looking for a free meal

Then a whole bunch of mallards came along, having gotten wind of the food

 

Me, outside my tent

The rest of today’s journal is best told in a few thousand words’ worth of  pictures. I had fun, I finally visited Amsterdam which is an immensely beautiful and charming city … well, the old, central part of Amsterdam is, anyway.

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Outside the home of one of the most well-known Jewish victims of the holocaust. She gained fame posthumously with the publication of The Diary of a Young Girl, written while in hiding in this house.

 

Just half a wheel longer than my bike.

 

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Ana another one of these small wonders

 

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Free secured bike parking station

 

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Free unsecured peeing station

 

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And another one… but a little more private

 

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When someone invites you to a coffee shop, caffeine is not the main drug of choice, it’s cannabis, legal here in Amsterdam.

 

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Take your pick

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One thought on “Day 9, Sun 13 Sep, exploring Amsterdam Pt 1

  1. Very charming town indeed. With the bicycle I reckon it is not easy to visit indoor attraction that required you to leave yr bike locked up outside. How to you overcome this? There are some secure bicycle parking (in a enclosure) but am not sure how common these are.

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