26.07.2011 - 26.07.2011
Up early today as our excursion for Zaanse Schans left at 8.00 am. A one and a half hour bus trip. First stop was a cheese factory
and then to Zaanse Schans to see the windmills. So picturesque and so Holland. We watched a demonstration of clog making and of course, Phil bought a pair.
We climbed up a windmill and walked around the beautiful little town. Took some great photos.
As we were leaving Zaanse Schans, I noticed a good old Southern Cross Windmill in one of the paddocks. What is a Southern Cross Windmill I hear you ask? Well, a Southern Cross Windmill was made at the Southern Cross Foundry in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia (my home town) and that Foundry was once the largest privately owned Foundry in the Southern Hemisphere.
Back on board for lunch.
The food and wine is plentiful and lovely. Every day we all assemble for a briefing about the next day's activities. It is the Captain's Welcome Dinner tonight so we all dressed up.
We are meeting some very nice people from Australia, USA, Canada, England and New Zealand.