Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Dutch Cheese and Windmills

June 22, 2017 Day Two
Woke up in Rotterdam. Very modern cityscape. Exciting day planned with a guided tour of a family owned Dutch cheese making farm and the Kinderdijk windmills.

Rotterdam. Wonderful modern architecture. The building on the left reminds me of the Clinton Library/Museum in Little Rock, AR. One of the bridges is similar to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and another like the Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge in Boston.

A motor coach took us out to the farm land where the cattle are raised.
We toured a cheese farm, from the dairy cows to the finished product.

Making cheese.

I brought home a couple of rounds.

A lovely home on one of the canals in Kinderdijk.

From the dairy farms we traveled to Kinderdijk for a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are nineteen 18th century windmills in close proximity in this area.

Wooden shoes 

Inside one of the windmills

Living quarters in a windmill

Our ship caught up with us in Kinderdijk in time for lunch.
We had an afternoon of scenic cruising. 

I spent most of the afternoon on the sun deck enjoying the perfect weather watching as the Dutch landscapes passed by. 

Next stop Cologne, Germany.


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