Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Antwerpen, during a Kanaallrat (Channel Rat)

8 comments:

Peter said...

Great shot Di, but what's a
'Kanaallrat' ?

Di Mackey said...

Gert told me that ... it's a weather depression that forms on the Atlantic and then sneaks into the Channel and from there, can go anywhere ... Belgie, Frankrijk or Holland.

True dinks! ;)

Manictastic said...

That's just too beautiful.

Peter said...

Thanks Di!

You know, it was one of those composed words I obviously understood, but I failed to see the meaning of.

De Standaard used it today:
http://www.standaard.be/Artikel/Detail.aspx?artikelId=M51V8DL1,
but
according to the Van Dale listing of Dutch words (and they reference the weirdest),
they basically don't know it either:

http://www.vandale.nl/vandale/opzoeken/woordenboek/?zoekwoord=kanaalrat.

Anyway, this violent wind knocked over a couple of my balcony plants, time for a cleanup!

Di Mackey said...

There's another storm expected this afternoon. Winds of 80kms they say, apparently last night's were just 60kms ...

Good luck with your balcony work.

Di Mackey said...

Dank u wel, Manic. It impressed us too.

furiousBall said...

see i would have guessed it was a rat that liked gondola rides in canals.

Di Mackey said...

see, i probably would have too. gert had to explain :)