World Harbour Days
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September 6th, 2008 – by: tessamoppie
Along the river lie special ships with all sorts of purposes. Examples are historic sailboats, the Dutch marineship the 'Rotterdam', and freighters.
As it was my dad's birthday a couple of days ago, my mom and I decided to give him a scenic flight above Rotterdam as a present. My dad was born and raised here and always reads books about the city. As such we arrived at Rotterdam Airport yesterday. This small airport is a perfect starting point for a scenic flight. After going through customs we boarded the aircraft.
After some taxiing we took flight. First we flew to Delft, the Westland, Hoek van Holland and Spijkenisse. Finally we arrived at Rotterdam. It was fantastic to see the city from above. Everything looked so tiny. After circleling above the city centre, we made our way to Kralingen and then back to the airport. Half of me was happy that we were landing, because there was so much turbulence. The other half was disappointed that the flight was over. But however you may put it, this was an experience to remember!
After the flight we went to the city centre to take a look at the hustle and bustle.
We started our walk at the Leuvenhaven. We made our way through the historic boats, cars and trucks to the Eramusbridge. The beauty of that bridge never seizes to amaze me. We walked along the pier to the Euromast. We passed many boats, including a submarine and two freightships. As is happens, people were abseiling from the Euromast. With a height of 100 metres it must be a terrifying experience.
At the euromast too, ended our day. We went home with this great day forever in our memories.
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