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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Cafe latte and bagels

Hello world. Here I am sitting with my little friend Cola and eating a kind of breakfast/lunch. Bagels and Beans must be my absolute favorite café in The Netherlands. Always fresh food and nice people working there. And the most important thing is that on all Bagels and Beans dogs are welcome. They even give the dogs their own water bowl and dog candy. That’s service and total happiness for us dog people when our four legged friends can come along and get threatened like everyone else. The rain is pouring down outside so we better stay in today sipping coffee. 🙂 Doing some work when possible as the server is totally doing its own thing today.