February 5, 2012

Speaking of Hans Brinker

A past Elfstedentocht.
The Netherlands is trying to decide if the ice is sturdy enough to hold the "Elfstedentocht" -- a huge ice-skating marathon described as "one of the most deeply-cherished Dutch cultural traditions."

This is the first time since 1997 that there may be enough ice to do it. The article says that if a cold snap continues, they should be able to skate "a 200-kilometer (125-mile) network of canals connecting 11 cities around the province of Friesland."

Just like back in the Little Ice Age, I guess. Kinda nice. I wish I was there to skate it. I love ice-skating.

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