Oppenhuizen/Toppenhuzen – Munnekeburen/Munnikebuorren/Nijetrijne/Nijetrine
Our cuckoo ('dog-box') was finally repaired. As early as March 2022, a delivery man had let it slip out of his hands, after which this heavy colossus came to a stop on the floor of our...
...cleared out living room. It was a refrigerator that had to be lifted in through the roof, hence. The second photo shows how tight it looks again after the vacant space has been filled up.
Narrow passage (I)
The carpentry company we visited is located on a narrow waterway, called ''t Ges'. Especially two (open) bridges form an obstacle. Because our little ship...
Narrow passage (II)
...can hardly turn in 't Ges', we first inspected both bridges to assess whether we could pass. Our width is 3.81 m (12.5 feet). We decided to take a chance .
Railway bridge Akkrum (I)
Railway bridge Akkrum (II)
Railway Bridge Akkrum (III)
Jonkers- of Helomavaart
We stopped at 3:40PM, so after six (6!) hours of sailing (poor dog…) at Munnekeburen/Munnikebuorren/Nijetrijne/Nijetrine. It is located...
Google Earth explains
...next to a great walking region, a former peat extraction area, called 'Rottige Meente' (no translation, although 'rottige' is ‘rotten’in English).
Remains of an American Wind Motor
Nowadays this (peat) area is drained electrically. This used to be done by windmills with the beautiful name 'American Windmotors' (see https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windmotor) in Dutch and Frisian. In Dutch also called 'roosmolen'. Photo one shows the remnants of...
The huge screw pump
..,what was once a proud mill. Photo two shows the gigantic screw pump that is already visible in the 1st photo. It is almost unimaginable that the wind could drive this pump, which was placed more or less vertically inside the building underneath the rotating mill-blades.
THIS WEEK’S STATISTICS.
Engine ran this week 9,8 hours (588 minutes), Tuesday 2,0 (120 minutes), Thursday 2,7 (162 minutes) and Saturday 5,1 hour (306 minutes).
Generator this week 1,6 hours (96 minutes) up till now, Sunday 6,35PM. Not a lot yet: the sun provides us with seemingly enough electricity. We have two large solar panels.
Weather: sun, rain and storm – in short: autumn (like last week).
Hope to see you all again next week!
Wat weet je er een geweldig verslag van te maken. Chapeau! Het is een eer om zo genoemd te worden in jullie blog. Maar…….. het is erg leeg in het centrum van Heerenveen
Simon & Diny
Dank je wel, Tineke! We zien mekaar hopelijk snel in A'foort.