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Music machines and miracles in Utrecht

A crispy cold spring morning in IJsselstein. View from the cottage. (Click to view the full size version, and you’ll see the coots enjoying their breakfast!)

In IJsselstein, we woke up to a crispy cold morning; in fact, the temperatures had been freezing during the night, and the grass was white with frost, despite the season!

The cottage was located just by a larger canal, and a harbor for leisure boating. At breakfast, we discovered that the location was also ideal for bird watching, as a large variety of species presented themselves just outside the window. There were some coots, grebes, and quite a few ducks. Continue reading Music machines and miracles in Utrecht