JUstDreamInparadise.......JUDI living in Paradise

I am fifty something and I love my family and the life I live. I'm an optimistic person by nature and I try to find a positive for every negative. I'm not a vegetarian, but the animal I eat is. I enjoy cooking, photography and scrapbooking. Since living here I have become a gardener and take immense joy in the beauty of my garden. My husband and I feel that we are the caretakers of the land rather than land owners. We run a grass fed Droughtmaster Stud on our little piece of Paradise and the cattle are a never ending supply of photo opportunities.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Amsterdam Part 2

We said goodbye to the Scenic Diamond today.  It has been a lovely journey even though it has been the coldest March on record.  We are thankful that we had snow rather than rain, and that we had a lovely ship to bed down in each night.  We are thankful for the great friendships that we have made and  for the staff that made us feel like kings and queens.
Today the sun was shining in Amsterdam so we took the opportunity to do our canal cruise.  It was a leisurely paced journey that showed Amsterdam of the old and new.  We wanted to have lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe but their was a line-up of at least fifty so we made our way around the corner to an Irish Pub for a tasty lunch with Irish Coffees.
We had drinks in the Sky Lounge on the eleventh floor at the Hilton Hotel (where we were staying) just on sunset and elected to skip dinner and head to bed early.

Some skilled riding!


You have to cross the streets in Amsterdam very carefully.  The cyclists come from nowhere!

An alternative way to see the canals is by pedal boat

Amsterdam as the sunsets