In the Grachten: Amsterdam by speedboat!

Dan instructs the assembling of the Dinghy.

Dan instructs the assembling of the Dinghy.

Carro pumping up the tender as Dan prepares the thwarts.

Carro pumping up the tender as Dan prepares the thwarts.

Melvin points the way from Nieuwendam towards the Ij and central Amsterdam

Melvin points the way from Nieuwendam towards the Ij and central Amsterdam.

My friends enjoying their day out.
My friends enjoying their day out.

The fuel station where we will buy more petrol for the outboard.

The fuel station where we will buy more petrol for the outboard.

Dan in his element at the dinghy's helm!

Dan in his element at the dinghy’s helm!

Carro and that old 'sea-dog' Melvin!

Carro and that old ‘sea-dog’ Melvin!

Amsterdammers chilling out as the sun brings relief to the City.

Amsterdammers chilling out as the sun brings relief to the City.

Cruising down the Rokin. A big squeeze on this busy stretch.

Cruising down the Rokin. A big squeeze on this busy stretch.

The Viking Queen chills!

The Viking Queen chills!

Melvin is not easily impressed!

Melvin is not easily impressed!

Lost in awe and wonder... Een kleine jongen!

Lost in awe and wonder… Een kleine jongen!

The spirit of Amsterdam!

The spirit of Amsterdam!

One of the many cafes that grace the grachten.

One of the many cafes that grace the grachten.

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About Viking Queen

I am a sailor and I live on my boat 'Free'. I have no home but originate from Tyneside. I have no allegiance, just a desire to do no harm and live with courage and an open heart.
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9 Responses to In the Grachten: Amsterdam by speedboat!

  1. Michael Murphy says:

    Now we KNOW, it all makes SENSE…..

    ( all together now) You’re all too much, Guru Maraji…..

    Yours, Mike

  2. Christine says:

    Such beauty everywhere. Thank you Poppy, your images are a joy to see.

    I was introduced to the Tanzanian phrase ‘Kuwa Huru’ today, which translates to ‘Be Free’ . Seems appropriate here somehow!

    Love Always,

    Christine xx

  3. Viking Queen says:

    ‘Kuwa Huru’, Christine… dip into the void… it’s okay in here! Px

  4. rollinwithcarro says:

    That was one of the best days in a long time. 🙂

  5. Kat says:

    Hey Pops,
    Looks like your on the move again. Good to see you and happy and smiling. Miss you hon, send me an email when you get the chance to my new email. Not sure which email.you’re using now. love Kat, Karl & Ring xxx

    • Viking Queen says:

      Hi Hinny!

      Not sure if I have your new email address… Can you remind me? Are you still receiving the posts automatically?

      • Kat says:

        Hi hon,
        I am receiving the posts now.
        My new email is katdwilson3@gmail.com.
        So don’t use the hotmail anymore its defunct. Send me an email so that I also have yours as I’m also not sure which one you are using.
        Ta ta for now, Kat xx

  6. Kat says:

    …..oops…that’s Ringo x

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