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  • 2014,the third CV Family meeting in Noord Brabant the Netherlands

    Once, long long ago were the first signals visible to a new meeting of CV members.
    it al started on july 2nd 2013 with this,

    Originally posted by wherrygirl View Post
    Re: Mercedes benz '' HIGHWAY CRUISER'' Hey, you two - Ralf and Thijs, don't forget we have a date to keep in Dordrecht next year.
    Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
    Re: Mercedes benz '' HIGHWAY CRUISER''
    Did i miss something? Or did i forget? Please update me again.
    Originally posted by wherrygirl View Post
    Re: Mercedes benz '' HIGHWAY CRUISER''
    When Thijs and I had finished showing photos about Dordt in Storm from last year's visit, Thijs said that they will have it again in 2014 and he'll certainly go again. I replied that if I am in the Netherlands that year I shall go too. And somewhere at the back of my mind I had a feeling that you had also been interested. But maybe my memory is up to its usual tricks again, plus a bit of wishful thinking!
    But why not?!
    and so started this family meeting.

    finding places for them to sleep,i thought Ivy would go to Den Bosch again,and i asked Ralf to book for him his B&B again.
    but Ivy wanted to stay in the Hotel in Woudrichem and for Ralf he was oke with the B&B again.
    but the B&B was waiting for the reservations of the company that filmed the tv serie of Dokter Tinus,which is filmed in Woudrichem.
    but there was stil place in the hotel in Woudrichem,and there wassn't book rooms for the crew of Tinus,and probally who is first,is first.
    so that was done.
    and than Ivy said that she wanted to stay longer, 1 week in total.
    oh,than i have to make plans aswel.
    there are not busses or trains in Woudrichem,if she wanted to go somewhere there she would have to call a taxi,or go with the ferry to Gorinchem and from there a taxi to the train station
    for a bus or train.
    so that was a no go for me.
    so i take a holiday aswel (want wassn't a big deal,because normaly every year i take my holiday between Ascension Day and Whit Monday.
    this year than it would be before Ascension day.
    i had my holiday, the hotel was booked for Ralf ,Regine and Ivy,asked my sister if she would pick up Ivy from the station to bring her to the ferry.
    planned some trips besides the steam weekend,so i can rest now.

    and then i got a mail from Ralf, he maded a mistake.
    so that change some things.
    sadly they couldend come the steamweekend,for privat family reasons.
    but he came with a solution of meeting us on thuesday after the steamweekend making a trip on wednesday and go back to Germany on thursday.
    and if Ivy was intrested to come to there house,and stay the weekend in Stuttgart.

    so back to the hotel for changing the booking for the room,which was no problem.
    and from there it was waiting until may 21.

  • janihudi
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    yes and even walk outside without a guide is out of the quistion, and they have some time for the walk so even then a quicky here and a quicky there

  • Seagull
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    Originally posted by janihudi View Post
    thank you Cecilia, but you don't make it easy for me.
    you liked #368/1 and #374/1, but i placed all of them of the barrier and the by you named posts aren't there yet
    As I am struggling to catch up with things after being away, it would not have been at all surprising that I had typed something silly! ...but no, not entirely guilty in this case! It appears to be the result of some issue with the forum software.
    When I am logged off ,those favourite photos appear in posts #361 and #367
    but when I am logged in to CVF, they appear in posts #368 and #374
    I must have made a note of my favourites when I was browsing while logged out, and later when typing replies logged in, I just used the numbers from my notes.

    Anyway, my favourites are the one you sescribe as "underneath the arm with the ball hinge behind me"
    and the one with the reflection in the puddle of water.

    I love the map you've made.
    Yes, these Visitor Centre places with exhibitions, guides and tours, are good to have - but like you I am often wishing to see more, or peek behind the scenes!

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  • janihudi
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    http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...002#post216002


    thank you Cecilia, but you don't make it easy for me.

    you liked #368/1 and #374/1, but i placed all of them of the barrier and the by you named posts aren't there yet

    but we only walked around this red line



    i would like see the inside of the ball hinge, the engine tower ( with the red engine house on the door)
    but nothing of that all.

    as the guide told us, the barrier and the publics center '' Keeringshuis'' are 2 different companies.

    the barrier is a company of it's own , a states owned company, and it's there to protect us, and not for showing people the inside and touching things.
    the public center is build to give people an inside look of about the delta works and how Holland would look likewithout all the dunes ,dykes dams and barriers.
    lets say Ralf could digged his sand pits at the west german coast, instead of hollands coast.

    even the guide had the opporunity to went up once. they are employies of a chartered company to guide you,not employies of the barrier or the public center

    it's also only at this side for visits, the other side theres nothing for public.

    also everything about the closing of the doors is calculated by computers and 24 hours in advence.
    also that the doors are never be closed, in a way there is Always a gap of 1 meter when closed, for preventing damage the doors.

    the next cloosing of the doors for a test is 14 september 2019

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  • Seagull
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    Hugely impressive structure, and you took such great photos Thijs - my favourites are #368/1 and #374/1

  • wherrygirl
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    Yes, the Thames Barrier is at Woolwich, a 10 minute tram/bus ride from Plumstead, where I was born and grew up - if I ever really did that!
    The barrier is at the left of my photo in another thread http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...866#post147866 but, as I said there, it is almost impossible to distinguish it from other things.

  • janihudi
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    I stepped into this bustrip to see what we missed on our visit, while we saw people walking outside.
    I didn't went for it then, because of al the walking you had to go.
    I had a nice day saterday, but didn't see more than from inside the building.

    I don't know Cornelius Vermuyden, i do know a Cornelis Vink though, LOL, so must google for him.

    Londen have a big flood barrier, but won't keep Bungay dry i think.

    I do remember Dunwich, still amazing that it is complete gone, and what there is will be gone in years

  • wherrygirl
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    Thijs, Thijs, Thijs! what a great, lovely surprise to see all this, a reminder (as if I needed one) of all the things we saw that day on our trip. From the first pic. I was back there again in my imagination, with all the same excited, wondering feelings springing to the surface of my mind. That day, plus the overall plan of the Delta Works that you also conducted me through, filled me with wonder and admiration that schemes such as this had been devised, even by a country so experienced in defending itself against the sea.
    We need another Cornelius Vermuyden over here to encourage our tentative plans to put into force a few sea defences of our own. Our eastern seaboard is so at risk. (remember our visit to Dunwich?).
    Big thanks for posting all those excellent photos.

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  • janihudi
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    and again i went up the hill.
    now by stairs, then with Ivy by car



    at the end Ivy ,you din't missed anything.
    you was just closer to it, and see the size of it all better, but all in all it wassn't worth the walk.
    we didn't climb up on the door either,even the guide had the luck to go up once.

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  • janihudi
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    stay at this side of the chain Sir!!

    okay

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  • janihudi
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    the seaside of the door



    it's just big

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  • janihudi
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    the end of the door



    a rest support for the door when it is in the dock


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  • janihudi
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    the door dock was almost full with water,why, the guide didn't knew. past week it was empty.
    so we couldend see the dept now,but the door is still at the supports



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  • janihudi
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    underneith the arm with the ball hinge behind me



    the other door

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