Thursday, 15 May 2008

River Scenes

This afternoon, we took our push bikes and rode out of town to the banks of the river IJssel, not far away. Past a platform where storks were nesting to a small ferry, linking the town of Rheden to the watersports complex at Rhederlaag. Having partaken of refreshments just outside Lathum, we wound our way south to the bridge in the A12 motorway (carries a portion open to cyclists). We returned not a minute too soon - a thunderstorm had been brewing and decided to let rip precisely the moment we came back.

Pictures here, includes links to a map

11 comments:

sybilsybil45 said...

Glad you got back in time !!  Thanks for these nice photo's.  I hadn't realised that storks nested in Holland..somehow I thought of them as birds from further south/west.  I remember seeing them in  Morroco.  Take care. God Bless  Love Sybil x

attitudeslc said...

Are you just really great at picture taking OR is every where you go that beautiful?

~Rosemary

lsfp1960 said...

I bet that kitty has a fat belly...filled with doomed field mice.  Beautiful pictures...but I have one request...please keep those storks away from my house.  I'm too old !!!   Linda in Washington state

lv2trnscrb said...

beautiful pictures, Guido; I hope you are doing as well as you can considering the circumstances that have you back in your home land; been busy with our recent move but now back on line and catching up with journals

take care of yourself

betty

carolelainedodd said...

More beautiful photos.
That stork nest didn't look very stable did it.???
It sounds like you get a lot of thunderstorms there.??
Take care
Hugs
Carolxx

jeadie05 said...

Great pictures Guido ...love Jan xx

madcobug said...

Those pictures were great. A lot of pretty scenery over there. Helen

cacklinrosie101 said...

I've been looking at your photos, Guido.  Holland is really lovely!  Don't worry about getting around JLand right now.  Take the time to relax and enjoy your homeland.  Chris

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm glad you made it back before the torm hit you Guido! The photos are beatiful, it looks like a wonderful peaceful place to be. I love the prowling pusses too! Jeannette xx  

mutualaide said...

Guido, your photos are wonderful and I love the link to the map.  What  a treat to be able to know 'where in the world' Guido has been!

rjet33 said...

It looks like a very serene place.  Great job on the photos.  I like the one of the pruned willow.  I have a tree fetish.  I love taking pictures of trees.  They are like snowflakes, no two are exactly the same!  It looks very serene around the river, like a good place to go and relieve the stresses of life.  Thanks for sharing!~

Susan
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