Starting the trip on the inland waterways; Antwerp and the Albert Canal

We arrived in Antwerp Sunday night, and had high hopes for an exciting Monday. But it turned out that almost everything is closed in Antwerp on Mondays. We took a walk through the old town anyways, and Mattis soon started asking questions about Jesus. At first we were puzzled about his newfound religiousness, but soon realized that it was due to the many statues of virgin Mary and baby Jesus. Coming direct from Holland, Antwerp really somehow had a very different feel, like we had arrived in southern Europe. Continue reading

Fun in Amsterdam

In the last couple of months before we left, we have often talked about getting to Amsterdam. Somehow it was the first place we knew for sure we would go to, so it was great when we were finally moored in Sixhaven Marina, right across from the Central Station. Continue reading