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Monday 20 July

ZuiderZee Museum

sunny 23 °C

Karen arrived and we headed for the ZuiderZee Museum near Enkhuizen. Like Ferrymead in Christchurch it is a collection of houses, shops, old businesses, arranged in streets, with canals and activities for the children.

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Banners at the entrance

To get to the open air museum, we boarded a ferry for a fifteen minute ride.
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Boats moored along the side of the canal

We had a good look around, once again some houses had people dressed in the clothing doing activities. Jennifer and Rosemary made a length of rope.

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A rope maker setting up some rope to be twisted

After lunch, the girls all went to 'school' at 13:45 for a writing lesson with the schoolmaster and then Jennifer and Rosemary made a clog boat, and of course, we bought a few souvenirs.

On the way home, we stopped at Volendam, and walked along the waterfront, passed all the souvenir shops. Chris took a photo of a reiger (heron) standing on the side of a boat. These graceful, slender birds caught our eye in '88, but due to lighting in autumn, we were not able to get a satisfactory photo. Now, in summertime, we have our photo!
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Reiger - heron

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