This July I had the chance to travel from Holland to Sognefjord near Bergen in Norway. I would like to share some of the photos in this thread with my comments. We started the trip in Dutch canals. The tug boat you see in the foreground of the 1st picture is from 1920's and restored to original conditions. In the second and third pictures are the flood gates for Rotterdam Harbor. I have watched a documentary about these large steel structures. I understand they are one of the largest man made moving structures. During high tide they are closed to avoid flooding. If I do not recall wrongly, they are above 350 meters in length. From Rotterdam we sailed to the Kiel Canal in Germany. The 4th picture is the entrance of the canal. Kiel Canal is 100 km long and 165 meter wide and 9.5 meters deep. It was opened to service in 1895. It is the busiest man made water way. Most of the commercial traffic to and from Baltic to North Sea moves through the canal. The 5th picture is an old bridge above the canal.