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Whispering through the Weerribben. Photos

Old Aug 11th, 2013, 01:07 PM
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Whispering through the Weerribben. Photos

On Thursday we hired to fluisterboten (whisper boats) and had a lovely time exploring the Weerribben National Park in Overijssel from the water. The boats have a small electric outboard, and can go onto small waterways forbidden to noisy, smelly petrol outboards.
The weather was just about perfect and we (DH, DS, 2 GS, plus SIL and BIL and me) all had a thoroughly good time. Sore bums from the wooden seats, but a great time.

We set off from Ossenzijl and spent 4 hours pottering along watching wild flowers, a wide variety of dragonflies, different sorts of butterflies, all sorts of water life, and storks circling overhead.

Anyway you can see a few of the photos here: http://s28.photobucket.com/user/Barg...y/Fluisterboot
The photos were all taken with quite a short lens, from a wobbly boat, so the stork ones in particular are not brilliant, but I like them .

I hope you like the photos, and that I may encourage some of you to escape Amsterdam occasionally.
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Old Aug 11th, 2013, 01:15 PM
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Nice pictures of places that seem difficult to spell.
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Old Aug 11th, 2013, 01:18 PM
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It looks lovely, peaceful and relaxing. And what a lovely name for the boats! Thank you for posting the photos.
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Old Aug 11th, 2013, 01:54 PM
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hetismij2:

I liked the reflections photos. Well done.

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Lovely pics - lucky kids!
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These are beautiful! I'd love a ride like that. The stork photos are really nice!
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Old Aug 11th, 2013, 02:20 PM
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Thanks for sharing, hetismij2!

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Old Aug 11th, 2013, 03:12 PM
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Beautiful photos. That looks like a wonderful way to spend a day. The stork pictures are terrific, particularly the last one.
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Old Aug 11th, 2013, 04:17 PM
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What a lovely day, Hets! Thanks for sharing it with us. Looks like one of those great "hidden gems".
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Old Aug 11th, 2013, 05:33 PM
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Thanks for sharing pictures of a great trip! (My sister and her husband had a little boat with an electric motor like the ones in your pics. I loved going out with them; because the boat was so quiet and small we could go up into some narrow inlets of the tidal creek here and we could get close to wildlife: herons and egrets especially.)
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Old Aug 11th, 2013, 08:20 PM
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Lovely photos! It looks like a peaceful and interesting place.
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Old Aug 11th, 2013, 09:05 PM
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I loved the storks. What a nice way to spend the day.
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Old Aug 11th, 2013, 11:16 PM
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Are they all self-drive?
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Old Aug 12th, 2013, 12:22 AM
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Loved your photos, especially the storks. I want to see one in real life!!!!
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Old Aug 12th, 2013, 02:01 AM
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Patrick, they do have organised boat trips too, but self drive is nicer as you can go down some really quiet little waterways.

Next time I'll take a cushion along to sit on though.

You can do similar trips in the Biesbosch near Rotterdam, and the Naardermeer, close to Amsterdam too.
Can't guarantee storks though .
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Old Aug 12th, 2013, 03:09 AM
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Great photos and, of course that wonderful "marshy ground" or whatever which makes the country (for me, anyway) so wonderfully memorable.

What a great way to spend a day away from the hustle and bustle. Oh that we could all do more of that!
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It looks lovely! What a great way to spend the afternoon.

How far from Amsterdam is it?
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Looks so relaxing. Thanks for sharing.
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Old Aug 12th, 2013, 07:02 AM
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Easy for you to say!
Reminds me of the Florida Everglades...but without the alligators or Burmese pythons.
Thanks for posting!
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Old Aug 13th, 2013, 04:35 AM
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Great way to spend a peaceful day on the water and in sunshine; your stork pictures are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
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