Archive for June, 2012


Went for a paddle around Leiden before the Holland-Germany soccer game. The oranjekleuren were all hung out over the canal. During the World Cup I could follow the score from my boat by listening for the celebratory yelling as I paddled past bars. Advertisements

Since this is actually a kayak blog, I thought I should stop posting about the neighbourhood cats and get on with actually writing about kayaking. Voorburg to Delft – map Passing through the old Poort of Delft We packed Sunny onto her shopping trolley and took the train to the Huygens house in Voorburg. The […]

Cat Business


The Dutch word for “duvet cover” is “dekbedovertrek” (bed-cover-over-pull), which, to google image search, looks a lot like “dekbed” (“garden planter” or “bed of plants”). Skimming through pictures of duvets yielded this photo of two cats investigating a garden planter. The white and orange kitty sure looked like my old neighbours’ cat, so I clicked […]