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.
The view from my tent. 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 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
There was also this poor fellow -- a one-legged mallard which was bullied by the goose when I tried to feed it as well.
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.
You can even do a tour of Amsterdam by canoe
Central train station
not the straightest of houses but that's Amsterdam
Where the man is coming out from is an actual street, the narrowest one in Holland.
This funky looking car is not much longer than my bike. It runs on some kind of tiny 2-stroke engine
Besides free parking, there's also free peeing... I couldn't bring myself to use one of these things.
Another free peeing station, for those a little more modest
Amsterdam by night