Saturday, April 25, 2009

Ships & boats

The ships/ boats waiting for a cargo I guess.

There wasn't so much traffic on the IJssel. In general the rivers in Holland are quite busy as well. The regulations for water traffic are done by the 'Water State' that is a branch of our government taking care of all the regulations of water traffic, but also dikes, water outlets, water discharges etc. I have heard that if it wasn't taken good care of we would encounter floods often. I pay a special tax for this which is quite a lot...

5 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Believe it or not, we have a tax on the hills here! With this money we pay a nice office (with a few managers and many secretaries) just for collect the tax...

Lois said...

Interesting! There is a tax for everything I suppose. The yellow flowers in the picture are very pretty!

B Squared said...

We pay a similar tax here.

Cezar and Léia said...

I loved these yellow flowers, so delicate!
Great pictures!
I don't know about the tax in Joinville ( BR ) maybe the same.Sorry...
Léia

Ineke said...

very nice with the yellow flowers