SAILING THE NEDER RIJN

Leaving Rotterdam's outskirts

Leaving Rotterdam’s outskirts

Heavy industry on the Neder Rijn

Heavy industry on the Neder Rijn

Close up, this has a stark, brutal beauty

Close up, this has a stark, brutal beauty

Ferries criss crossed our route

Ferries criss crossed our route

Banks of plane trees lined the river

Banks of plane trees lined the river

Looking down from mu cabin balcony

Looking down from mu cabin balcony

These power plants were random and impressive

These power plants were random sights

The cathedrals of the 21st century

The cathedrals of the 21st century

All the panoply of the gods of industry

All the panoply of the gods of industry

Giving way to sudden swathes of green

Giving way to sudden swathes of green

Small, tidy villages ranged along the river

Small, tidy villages ranged along the river

Sunsets were tender, mellow affairs

Sunsets were tender, mellow affairs

Evenings served up some amazing vistas

Evenings served up some amazing vistas

Mirror images of evening fall

Mirror images of evening fall

We ghosted under a series of bridges

We ghosted under a series of bridges

Spring evenings had a special magic

Spring evenings had a special magic

Fields and roads, forests and ravines

Fields and roads, forests and ravines

Row upon row of serried plane trees

Row upon row of serried plane trees

Winding bends revealed new vistas

Winding bends revealed new vistas

Bridges of all shapes and sizes

Bridges of all shapes and sizes

And quirky little river boats

And quirky little river boats

And river towns like famous Arnhem....

And river towns like famous Arnhem….

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