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Canoeing in Biesbosch National Park

Posted on Sunday, May 18th, 2008 at 4:06 pm CET

Last weekend on Friday 9 May we drove down to the Biesbosch National Park south of Rotterdam and rented a canoe for a few hours of canoeing.

Canoe trail

We arrived at the Dordrecht visitor center (one of three in the Biesbosch) shortly after they opened at 9:00 in the morning. It was another hot and sunny day so we expected it to be crowded, but we were the first ones there and the first to rent a canoe.

Biesbosch visitor center
Visitor Center

Amy in Canoe
Amy wearing Save the California Condor t-shirt from Birdorable

On the water (video 1 of 2)

The area is a reserve for beavers, but we didn’t see any. We also didn’t see many birds besides a few ducks and this Song Thrush:

Song Thrush
Song Thrush

Duck with babies
Duck with babies

Arthur canoeing
Arthur with Eat Sleep Bird cap

On the water (video 2 of 2)

When we came back most of the canoes were gone and there was a huge line at the boat house. Good thing we came early!

Boat house at Biesbosch visitor center
Long line at the boat house

White Wagtail
White Wagtail with caterpillar


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