Picnic Time

Summer had a bit of a reprise last week, and so, after a series of events which had left us with a single bicycle for a while, and then suddenly being a two bicycle home again, we decided to head out on what might well be a final picnic of the season.

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We made out way down to Amsterdamse Bos (Amsterdam Woods), because when you live as close to Vondel Park as we (and the rest of Amsterdam) does, sometimes you want somewhere a bit quieter.

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So we packed ourselves and the rest of the duck carcass up, and headed off to the woods for a day with some space. Amsterdam is a really dense place, so it’s nice to find some space.

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I think the trees were trying to tell me that Summer is coming to an end.

But the kids playing on the lake weren’t!

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We had some duck.

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Then Himself showed our choice in food to the local residents.

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They went away after that, and we could only hear them as we finished off what was left of the bones.

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When it began raining, we decided that we should probably get back on the bikes. But rather than going out of the woods, we went deeper in to the quiet sanctuary of the trees. Where there were more ducks …

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Though as the rain lifted (lovely weather for ducks), it also got cold and we decided to make a break for home.

On the way, there may have been this tram, which I may have resolved to ride on soon.

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And we may have discovered my new favourite café/restaurant de verandah, where I am determined to spend several contented and leisurely hours absorbing the atmosphere.

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So, where have you been recently?

4 thoughts on “Picnic Time

  1. Looks like a lovely afternoon! The pictures of the duck-carcass being introduced to the ducks made us giggle 🙂 We’ve been having less exciting, or at least less photographically interesting, adventures — Ikea, yardwork, groceries — but having a good time nonetheless 🙂 *huge hugs*

    1. It was wonderful! And I finally got out for a long(ish) bike ride! I’ve been really slack in actually riding my bike places, so it was nice to get used to the roads on such a calm journey. Tell you what though, I need to ride a LOT more to get my knees up to scratch! 😉

  2. What a lovely day you both had but fancy eating your duck in front of ducks – I wonder what they were thinking

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