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About Me Jake ,I am 11 years old and have Autism. This Blog is about what I can do not what I cannot,sometimes people think I cannot because I have autism ,this blog is about challenging that!I have lots of special interests, in particular running, exploring and this blog shows a small amount of what I get up to! Please be careful as some of activities I do may look easy are not , I know Winter Hill very well I can get off safely and know what to do when the weather closes in ,to keep myself safe I use high performance clothing and footwear,waterproof/ breathable/reflective/thermal layers. in layers so I keep warm and dry , I take my safety seriously and I always take care when out exploring. My dad is very experienced on the fells he is teaching me how to keep safe.I can use a map and compass, the hills can be windy , very cold, be wet , misty and boggy. STAY SAFE! check out under my link's for advice on safety from Bowland and Pennine Mountain rescue. Try my Winter Hill Challenge

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Zienkzee the monument town ,Zeeland, Netherlands, Zeeland Bridge


Historic town on the Oosterschelde in Zeeland with 568 monuments, -medieval street pattern and the oldest active carillon in the Netherlands.  Zierikzee, with circa11,000 inhabitants, the administrative seat of the municipality of Schouwen-Duiveland .

route taken 

one of the smaller bridge closed for small craft -we had to stop here , this is a German car in front it has the letter d on the registration plate
crossing the bridge without stopping !
one of the bridges into Zienkzee

we will take a look at this tower later
one of the old entrances to the old city
can you see the old doors and where the portcullis used to be ?
Evie in the doorway to the old city 

looking back can you see the two towers ?
This is a tradional shape of a old dutch house
Windmill !

another type of old house 
the name for a windmill in dutch is Molen 
this is a working mill and they are making flour 
it is called the hope 

this is flour delivery van , you can buy flour from the shop next to the mill , it was very noisy they didnt seem to be using wind power !

This was a very narrow house ,

i recognised this 
can you see the word for pharmacy 
can you see the green cross ?
this means you can get first aid from this to treat cuts 
can you see the date - anno means year 
a old ships anchor 

This area is historic Saint Jacobs residences, locally known as the St Jacobshofje

we watched the fountain can you see the frogs ?
we saw some old dutch ships 

an old buoy 

one of the owners let us look at his boat , this is in the old cargo hold 
This is the boat we went on 

we do not know what the wooden peices are on the side of the boat are for ? but this is the boat  we went on 

another old building lots today !

another city gate 
one of the old bridges which could be raised to allow the boats in and out
this was very beautiful doorway 
lots of tiles !
can you see the old tiles in the door way?
This might have had a statue - the bricks are smaller than the ones in england 
royal crest ?

this is the Zierikzee Carillon

lots of shutters on this building !
the carillon clock tower 

town hall door way 

old water pump 
this was build of stone as well 
Venetian masks in a travel agency I have been to Venice , it was a 4 hour drive from Prague !

can you see the year ?

The tower is called The Sint Lieven Monster toren. Short "De dikke Toren". Inside the tower is a little museum and you can also climb the 178 stairs to see a view of Zierikzee. (and beyond)
When Zierikzee was located at the open sea, they wanted to build the highest tower of the Netherlands. This way all the sailors, ships and boats knew where to go. During the construction the money run out, after a few years they managed to build a top. The size of the tower is now 1/8 of his actual size.

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inside the tower was a exhibition about dutch lighthouses 
the word for lighthouses is Vuurtorens
This doorway had the date 1468 on it 

The display had different types of lighthouses found in Netherlands 

having fun ! i love being on holiday !

driving past the city tower gates 
Zeeland Bridge in the rain it rained a lot , but it rains a lot on winter hill so i Dont mind !

we are stopped -my dad took the photos ! can you see the bridge is up it let the boat through - the boat had a very tall mast 

this is the  tower in Zienkzee

we are stopped see the speed 0 kmh !

I collected three bowls of mussels again !you have to try and get the big ones there are lots of oysters as well here and its low tide and very muddy but dont tell mum  !

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