Friday, July 27, 2012

A relaxing cruise in Amsterdam

Even in the early days of the internet it was unimaginable that there was no more to see on the internet. In my early days of blogging I remember posting a page that said something along the lines 'you have now come to the last page of the internet. There is nothing more to see. Turn off your computer now'.

For a while I tried to set aside Friday's post as an amusing, or interesting to me at least, You Tube video. While the internet has never run out, I feel at times You Tube has. If I look at You Tube, it is a case of either 'not interested' or 'seen it already'.

However I came across this one that amused me. The first three minutes are where the action is. The rest is just the couple chatting with the boat driver.

13 comments:

  1. I enjoyed this immensely Andrew. I've done a similar trip though with my cousin at the helm and we were fine. Dogged I'd say, though foolhardy as this woman is she got them there, somehow. I wouldn't want to have to negotiate through those canals. Do you need a license, I wonder?

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  2. Colin8:37 am

    Very amusing. Now I know why I avoided Amsterdam. The bicycles of Copenhagen were fun avoiding, the mad drivers in Rome tested your nerves and skills crossing roads and that includes the so called zebra crossings! Sometimes I got the impression that the zebra crossings were akin to waving a red flag at a bull in the bullring!
    I soon learnt the method - just don't stop, keep walking, if you stopped they would hit you - ha ha!
    No wonder the boat driver needed a ciggie at the end! I think a bottle of scotch and two "ciggies" might be more nerve settling!

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  3. Elisabeth, indeed she did get them there and left them with plenty of to dine out on later. She is quite likeable. Surely you would need a license. The canals can get pretty crowded.

    Colin, I've not been to Italy and no great desire to. The cyclists were bad in Amsterdam too, mainly because so many were stoned when they were riding. I agree, the woman was entitled to decent drink after that effort, unless she had to take the boat back to somewhere.

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  4. Hilarious, thank you. Don't know what was funniest:
    "Watch Out" or
    "They don't know how to drive".

    She didn't really miss their stop, she was just following the "Metro Stick to Schedule Policy".

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  5. I'm glad I never had her as a driver. The customers were very accommodating.

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  6. FC, I thought the storm being a problem was amusing.

    Diane, amazing how relaxed you can be when you are on holidays.

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  7. about to fly to brisbane hope the pilot flies better that this woman skippers - good fun - thanks

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  8. ha ha it seemed she couldn't see properly when she had her sunnies on, so they were a bit doomed!

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  9. Safe trip MC and it will be nice for you to see your other daughter, and sister?

    Fen, the way she used her sunnies was very funny. What was with her looking over them all the time.

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  10. She must be the 'Volvo driver' of the canals.

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  11. Haha Victor. Yes, the Volvo driver of Amsterdam's canals.

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  12. Very laid back passengers, it was definitely the 'they don't know how to drive' and 'she thought she was going to die look in her eyes ' that did it for moi, hilarious!

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  13. Glad you liked it Grace.

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