Monday, 29 August 2011

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So, following on from yesterdays post .

We got on the bus which was to take us back to the boat and the closer and closer we got to it the lighter the rain got and by the time we had boarded and got up on deck to say 'bye' to Amsterdam it had stopped completely and Mr Sun was out and shining brightly - typical eh?

We watched for dolphins and harbour porpoises but didn't see any, although according to the wildlife notice inside they have been seen here quite often. Notice the lack of coats which goes to show how warm it got.

There were loads of other boats and at one point I think we counted sixteen , it was all a bit spooky as they looked like ghost ships on the horizon.

Then we saw 'aliens ' all lined up and coming towards us, dozens and dozens of them on both sides of the boat.

Well, they did look like aliens to the boys ha ha. It was a bit strange seeing that many wind turbines out at sea, a sea which was much calmer than it had been on the inbound journey I might add.

Our friends decided to play a game of Bingo which was part of the entertainment and they won the jackpot of over 100 Euros so there were celebrations all round . Cocktails of the non alcoholic type for the little ones and seeing as how the Euros were given in voucher form and had to be spent on board the ship there were also presents of the Lego kind .

There seems to have been a few late nights for the boys lately and Gabe fell asleep on the chair so he was carried back to the cabin and safely tucked up in bed . I stayed with him whereas Milo was allowed to stop up a bit longer with Hub which he thought was a ' great big treat '.

It was raining again the next day when we sailed back into harbour but it didn't matter . We had a lovely time with lovely friends and the rain didn't spoil our time together in Amsterdam.
Our friends left to go to York for a night before heading back to their home whereas I set about doing loads of washing whilst the boys did their Lego.

I wonder where we'll go next year ?


Louise said...

I love to see wind farms, in the right places. Those ships do look rather ghostly! Looks like the boys had a great time with 'cocktails', aliens and lego!

Farmyard Crafts said...

Wow! I've never seen anything like it - wind farm on the water! Obviously have seen plenty of wind farms on the land!! Look at all of that lego! Your boys scored!

Ruth said...

Love your last few posts! Your trip to Amsterdam brought back memories for me, such a wonderful place and the markets are amazing. Thank you for sharing :)

driftwood said...

oooh those wind farms are spooky!

Julie said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun - especially on the ferry home. The windfarm is strangely majestic. Juliex

Simone said...

Hubby looks like he is enjoying the lego very much!

Thimbleanna said...

Haha -- once again, Milo scooped you on the bingo winnings LOL. What a cute picture of the four little boys. I sounds like you had a wonderful time.

And for next year? I vote you go to Scotland -- if you're holiday is going to be rainy you should go where it's expected LOL!

Leanne said...

Those wind farms are amazing we don't have any at sea but what a good idea. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

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