The canals are beautiful here–until you happen upon an area where trash is gathered. I mentioned this to another new comer around our third week in country and asked the Sustainability Group at my sons’ school if we could organize a kayaking canal clean-up day. Several folks said it was a great idea, but one friend ran with it. (Thank you Friend!).
All too soon it was time to paddle back to the harbor to turn in the rentals. We are from different places–United Kingdom, The Netherlands, the US, Sweden, Hungary, Spain, Mexico–and yet here we become one community, one flotilla making a difference, crossing boundaries, and making friends.
I love being an Expat in Holland.
Kristin King is an American author recently relocated to the Netherlands. To peruse her novels and author information visit this link.