Welcome to Gerard’s Holland Diary. The above photo was taken in October 1970, my first visit to Holland. I am cycling along the Seissingel beside the Seisvest the outer canal of Middelburg. Middelburg is the provincial capital of Zeeland on the former island of Walcheren. It is one Holland’s most beautiful towns. It had its heydey in the eighteenth century when the Dutch seafarers were sailing the globe, bringing riches back to their country. On the other side of the canal is the well preserved windmill De Seismolen. It was a culturally exhilarating time for an inexperienced Australian boy on his first trip to the Old World.

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