|A regular road, but very little traffic|
Yesterday's title may have been a bit confusing, but originally the post was meant to be about the cycle tour I did yesterday. The weather was so beautiful and I really wanted to get out of the house for a few hours.
|A former hay barn, the poles with the hinge things on top, would have lifted the roof as there would have been more hay.|
This is a new fixed roof and I doubt whether there was any hay in there!
I had taken my camera with me, but obviously the wrong one: only the point and shoot and there were several shots I really would have liked to make with my other camera. So, hopefully the weather will hold out for a few more days and I can make my way with my big camera and its two lenses.
|The new railway bridge spanning the River IJssel|
I live in Zwolle now, which is located quite near the River IJssel and that was basically my port of call so to say. In fact, I did make it to a place where a ferry would land, but only from Miss O's birthday onwards (which also happens to be the birthday of the King of the Netherlands: Willem Alexander), so no boats at the moment.
|Shot isn't the best, but I loved this house!|
I saw beautiful houses and farms, plenty of geese, sheep, ponies, horses and a plastic cow. And some other animals, but I won't show them today, you will have to wait until Friday.
|This is where the (pedestrian and bike) ferry would arrive|
If you look at the right of the photo, you can see two more poles on the other side: the other side of the river
I bought my bike in Northern Ireland as a birthday present and I love it. It has a basket at the front in which I can keep my bag and my camera and so on. Because I am now in the Netherlands, I have left the helmet behind, nobody wears those here, apart from some children. Mind you, most cycle routes are cycles only or on occasion a 'car is a guest' road.
|A pollard willow.|
One of the photos above is of a pollard willow. Basically it's a regular willow, but every few years the branches will be cut off to be used in furniture and basket making. For some reason the trees tend to sort of fall apart after a while (several decades) and this was a good example.