Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The Fortress Island of Pampus and Muiderslot

Last Saturday we went to the fortress island of Pampus and to Muiderslot, a medieval castle. Both were part of the Hollandse Waterlinie. It was a very nice daytrip. We had excellent weather and we had some great sightseeing. From Muiderslot there was a ferry to the fortress island. It took about 20 minutes from the castle to the island. Although short it was a nice ride on the ferry. We saw lots of sailing ships and also some old style (sailing)boats.

On the fortress island we had a guided tour of about 75 minutes. It was an interesting tour. I was lucky I took both of my digital camera's because one of them broke down. Otherwise there would have been a chance I wouldn't had pictures here to share with you.

After the tour we ate our lunch and waited for the ferry to take us back to the castle. At the castle we also took a guided tour and after the tour there were two other routes around other parts of the castle that you could walk individually. We also did and after that we checked the (herb)gardens next to the castle. Near the gardens there was also a falconer showing some gorgeous birds of prey. He had an American buzzard and an eagle owl with him. They were gorgeous birds and the falconer was a passionate storyteller with a good sense of humour. I listened with great interest for more than one hour and watched these magnificent birds.

After that the castle closed and we went for dinner and then back home. It was a day well spend. Here are some of the pics I shot last Saturday. I think they don't need much explanation. Most of them speak for themselves.
The rest of the pics you can check here.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Beautiful, as always, Evert Jan.