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  • Day16

    Kinderdijk Windmills

    May 10, 2015 in the Netherlands ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    I woke early to take photos on deck at sunrise. We ate breakfast then visited windmills at Kinderdijk. A Dutch guide named Ad was formerly engineer for US company. He was very knowledgeable about the mechanics and engineering of windmills. He explained old customs about millers communicating by the position in which they stopped their sails. He showed us the modern facility that uses hugh Archimedes screws to keep the polder dry. I tried to get a shot that resembles a picture my grandmother had hanging in her parlor. This was a fascinating tour.Read more