Smallest city in the Netherlands and sail away

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We made a stop in Sloten.  It is the smallest city in The Netherlands and has the papers to prove it.  We walked around the small city and marveled at it’s tiny beauty. Pictures had to be taken on a little bridge over the canal with a large windmill behind, so picturesque. Once we left Sloten we continued on in the canals.  Eventually, we reached a larger canal where we could raise the sails.  It was a group effort and went very quick.  Unfortunately there wasn’t enough wind to really get to sail that day.  Rowena’s brother and friend provided us with entertainment by playing their guitars and singing throughout the day.  They were very talented guys and made for a nice sailing soundtrack. Rowena’s Mom let us know that lunch was ready and we all enjoyed the food.  During the afternoon they kept the food coming. It was so much food! We all just relaxed and drifted from conversation to conversation as we drifted from canal to canal. At one point the brought out herring.  Rob decided to give it another try and didn’t like it at all.  He ended up spitting it out in the water. Luckily he wasn’t the only one. 

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Approaching Sloten
Approaching Sloten
Canal front home
Canal front home
City plan
City plan
Directional sign in Sloten center
Directional sign in Sloten center
Along the canal in Sloten
Along the canal in Sloten
More details
More details
Fancy facade detail
Fancy facade detail
Facade detail
Facade detail
Church on the canal
Church on the canal
Flamingos in the window
Flamingos in the window
Quaint little house
Quaint little house
Houses along the canal in Sloten
Houses along the canal in Sloten
Oussama in Sloten
Oussama in Sloten
Brian and Rob
Brian and Rob
Lieke in Sloten
Lieke in Sloten
Building detail
Building detail
Haning out at the windmill
Haning out at the windmill
Windmill at Sloten
Windmill at Sloten
A view of the city from the windmi…
A view of the city from the windm…
Group Shot
Group Shot
All the people just relaxing at th…
All the people just relaxing at t…
Beautiful church....that looks lik…
Beautiful church....that looks li…
Leaving Lemmer
Leaving Lemmer
A little rest
A little rest
Ready to raise the sail?
Ready to raise the sail?
Waiting for action
Waiting for action
Many sailboats on the canal
Many sailboats on the canal
Rob
Rob
Enjoying the ride
Enjoying the ride
Hanning out!
Hanning out!
Getting to work!
Getting to work!
Raising the sail
Raising the sail
Am I doing this right
Am I doing this right
Pull!
Pull!
Sail achieved!
Sail achieved!
Main mast
Main mast
Femke and Matt
Femke and Matt
Quite a view
Quite a view
Boat detail
Boat detail
Sloten
photo by: delsol67