Cool temperatures, blustery winds, grey skies and scattered showers, interspersed with bouts of sunshine...that's the Dutch summer!
Molens van Kinderdijk, the Netherlands. Nineteen windmills built in 1740 remain. The mills drain excess water from the Alblasserwaard polders - which are below sea-level - and divert the water into the Lek River.
Reeds blowing in the wind at Kinderdijk. While Kinderdijk is a UNESCO World Heritage site, the mills and surrounding land are maintained by the Dutch foundation Wereld Erfgoed Kinderdijk.
The same windmill viewed from different angles. As always, click images to view detail.
A blue rowboat is docked next to this working windmill.
I'm looking forward to visiting Kinderdijk in the winter, when ice skaters take to the frozen surface.
The windmills of Kinderdijk at twilight.
If you visit the Netherlands, don't miss the opportunity to see Kinderdijk!