Archive for May, 2017

Boats of Amsterdam: Houseboats

All houseboats I’ve seen have concrete floats or are converted bardges. Otherwise they modified  boats like i showed earlier. Here’s a row of them, which looks a little like a trailer park since they’re all the same shape. 

Boats of Amsterdam: Cared For Boats

It doesn’t take long for a nice boat to look pretty bad in Amsterdam, so many have boat covers and every once in a while, you can see someone cleaning their boat.

Boats of Amsterdam: Party Boats

Most boats on the canals of Amsterdam play the role of party boat at some time or another. As soon as the weather gets nice, people start cruising around the canals, often with friends and a bottle of wine. I haven’t seen the picnic table raft in use yet, but it looks more sea-worthy than a few others out there.

Boats of Amsterdam: Live Aboard Boats

Boats of Amsterdam: The Sinking Boats

May 12, 2017 1 comment

I’m starting a new series of blog posts to share the different types of boats that exist in the canals of Amsterdam.

How Piper Sees Herself

Lorie Arrives in Amsterdam

20 Years of Adventures

In 1997 my friend Jeff and I were planning for a month-long trip to Thailand from about mid-November to mid-December. During the year, I planned and purchased my gear for the trip. One item was my North Face backpack that I lived out of for the month. Since then, I’ve used it for other trips, various hikes, to carry my snowboard into the backcountry, at various beaches in Washington and California with dogs, and quite often to carry groceries. It’s a little beat up, but it’s still working after quite a bit of use over the last 20 years.

North Face Backpack

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