Last weekend we had walked in the surroundings of the little city of Muiden and ended at one of the most pretty terraces there. We sat on the waterfront close to one of the most navigated locks of this area.
With the sunny weather many Dutch had started the boating season.
The bridge over the lock that dates from 1870, had to be openend every ten minutes and it turnes completely aside.
Mostly the ships that pass are not that big as this huge three-master that hardly fitted in the lock.
It passed by so close, we had a good look at this seaworthy ship.
After that some smaller boats passed, here with dog on board.
This is always the most funny part of the show. As the lock is very narrow, the boats have to maneuver for fitting in. Many eldery couples have a boat and the man is always on the steering wheel and the woman stands in the front with the rope. She has to throw the rope to the shore side and fasten it which she not always manages to do at a time. The man then often starts shouting at her and with the terraces so close to it everybody is enjoying this performance. This lock is famous for these hilarious shows and that's why the terraces are always loaded with people here.
And for the delicious Tapas dish for two of course.