Giethoorn, The Netherlands

Trips that you have taken, planned, are planning etc. and suggested paddle locations.

Moderator: JCOOLEY

Post Reply
diemonde
Posts: 119
Joined: Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:46 am
Location: The Netherlands, Europe

Giethoorn, The Netherlands

Post by diemonde » Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:14 am

So last week I had two paddles in and nearby Giethoorn (which is called Venice of the North or Netherlands). I thought I would share some pics:

So this is what you get in Giethoorn, it's taken in the early morning so no tourist yet to disturb my photo:
Image

Image

Then if we leave the town of Giethorn we come in a nature reserve called de Wieden:

A stork (did not bring a good zoom lens)
Image

Some Geese making a stop on their way to Africa
Image

A sea-gull resting on a pole
Image

People sailing with a punter (a small boat that normally is pushed by a long stick - just like the people in Venice do)
Image

A little windmill to get water in the reserve:
Image

A lakeside house:
Image


The downside of a tourist attraction, that most people view from the water, near a nature reserve is that it becomes busy with boats. Mostly with people who do not understand the fact they should shut up if they want to see something.

So the next paddle was in a nearby reserve called 'de Weerribben'. It's less busy here (not in summer). Some pics:

You could visit flowershows or just find beauty in nature itself:
Image

Kermit ;-)
Image

His brother:
Image

Kermits dinner:
Image
(sitting in a kayak and with low light this is really the best I could do)

You can't dislike them if you are a paddler, can you:
Image

And at the end there is.... the end
Image

borisf
Posts: 67
Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:20 pm
Location: Canada, Ontario, Toronto

Post by borisf » Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:30 am

Nice pictures! I like "kermit series" very much :-)
I put more of mine pics in the albums at http://picasaweb.google.com/boris4senko

Thank you for putting my bookmark on your site. :-)

Adrie Jonkers
Posts: 7
Joined: Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:35 am
Location: Eindhoven The Netherlands

Giethoorn

Post by Adrie Jonkers » Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:14 am

Hello, Diemonde, nice pictures of Venice of the North. Beautiful cloudy skies. Perhaps we can contact to make some paddles. For example in the Biesbosch, when snowy. Houdoe. Greetz. Adrie Jonkers.

Post Reply