Thursday doors.

Its Thursday again and one of my favorites days as I get to participate in Norms Thursday door challange and this week I have a blend of old doors for you from the East Indian trading company located in Hoorn, Netherlands. This is history when it is the best.Enjoy.

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These are their warehouses locate din town. 1606 is the year on these buildings.IMG_9502IMG_9504

The buildings here below are the east Indian company warehouses down in the inner harbor. So many small icons, decorations and signs on the house. Notice how many small doors all over the fasade.  One is from 1606 and one house from 1618.IMG_9541IMG_9538

Safe in Harbour

Up and down rolling along, singing for myself a little song

Steering the ship out on the sea, all alone out there is just little me.

We are back In Amsterdam for a little while, love this city where we been hanging out before we left for Kampen. It was a rather unpleasant sailing yesterday with a mix of hale, wind, snow and sun. It was great to be moving again and officially I said that the season has started but lets be honest to each other here, its freaking ice cold and the season has not started. Could not see another pleasure craft out there and they did right about that. It was indeed cool to be out and I have missed that the last months.

Lucky us that we moved when we did as it says its getting colder again, while here in he big city again we gonna try and make some more updates  on Happy six.

  • The fridge ( compressor) needs to be filled up with gas.
  • New oil
  • Return the Icom microphone as its no longer working

These things don’t seem much but when working full time as well as having my sick husband to care care of these things might take a while. 🙂

The marina is great and I took a bath with a view over the marina today. Wonderful to just relax and get warm and see the ships pass by. True luxury if you live on a boat.

Till next time sailors….. 🙂

 

And up she goes

The History hour continues live direct from Kampen, Netherlands. The Kamper Kogge or Ijssel Cog is up and she smells. Oh my god she smells bad. But imagine yourself laying in mud for 600 years, you would not smell so good either. 🙂 The ship is laying at the quay in the middle of town for people to see while they making some work and preparation for taking her down to Lelystad. She is a very intact ship and the archaeologists says she is the most preserved ship of all Kogge ship. They have attached sprinklers above it so it does not dry and we just hoping it wont freeze tonight as she cannot take that. To preserve a ship this old is a challenge, that’s for sure. It is a sensation here in the Netherlands and from all over the country people come to see the ship and I am lucky to lay just next to it. 🙂

This ship has a history to tell, Kampen was once a great Hansa town ( Hanzestad) and one of the trading city’s in Europe with a lot of trade within The Baltic countries.

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