Sunday, September 22, 2013

A short but very quiet trip

Must have been something amusing!
 I have never seen the great canal near the little house so quiet as it was today. We had to fetch the Hennie H from the boatyard (a different story) and joining us this time were my daughter and her friend. The yard is not far from our mooring in Sas van Gent - probably five kilometres at most, but normally the canal has some traffic on it. Today, there was nothing. It was almost spookily still with the exception of the rows of fishermen along the side. All the same, it was lovely to be out there - as always. And this time I steered all the way (not always), but I still have to leave the really fiddly stuff to Koos. Next time...

A thoughtful moment


Maybe you can tell I like doing this!

Coming into the harbour


21 comments:

  1. I love the photo of you and Koos!
    :)

    xo

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  2. What a peaceful way to spend a day! (I'm sure there were less peaceful moments, but these pictures are wonderfully reflective - thank you, Val)

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  3. You look like you belong on the water Val!!!

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  4. Thank you, June, Jo and String! It is a very meditative experience when the canal is so quiet. This same canal can be pretty exciting when the biggies are going past, but I love it in all guises, and yes, String I have the feeling I belong there too :-)

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  5. A happy helmswoman complete with a jovial crew on tranquil waters. What a great day you must have had.

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  6. I too love that first picture, you both look so happy and contented. Lovely xxx

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  7. Thanks, Mel. It is always lovely to be out there!

    Fran, I'm not sure what was said, but it made Koos really laugh!

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  8. Loved the photo journey with you!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Nas

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  9. Thank you, Nas! So nice to see you here too :-)

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  10. Ah, Val, what a nice picture. You look very happy!

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  11. You do look confidently radiant behind the helm! Looks like a good time was had by all!

    Julie

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  12. Thank you, Jenny and Julie. I love being on the water, so I suppose the smile reflects that :-)

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  13. Val, you are one with the water.
    Your new profile pic is fabulous, I love it. xo

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  14. If there's one thing I like better than being on a canal it is being on a deserted canal, just me and the water. It looks idyllic!

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  15. Thank you Grace. It definitely feels that way for me too. I'm glad you like the pic! My daughter took it. She's very good at people pics :-)

    Ros, you and i share that. I love a peaceful canal too although I find it very exciting when the biggies come past too. They are so awe-inspiring.

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  16. You look like you are having pure fun at the helm!
    She is an excellent photographer.

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  17. Lovely photos Jo. You do look like you're loving it.

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  18. Thanks Grace and Anne! Love it I do :-)

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  19. Beautiful pictures, I love boats but sadly never get near one! Looks like a great day.

    I am your newest follower :)

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

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  20. Such a happy picture of you two!

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  21. Thanks for dropping in Lainy! I only saw your comment quite late.

    Thanks Anne, we had another nice spuddle out today too!

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