Whilst we were on our tour boat waiting to start the tour of Rotterdam Harbour, we happened upon an extraordinary sight, a large yellow bus in the Maas River where it connects to the inner harbour!
Everyone in our group rushes to the side of the boat to look, there are people on board the bus and it is half way submerged … it doesn’t look good at all.
But this is no ordinary bus and no, it’s not sinking at all.
In fact it’s carrying passengers, going about it’s business and motoring along at a steady speed in the water, as buses do. (ok, ok, granted, usually they don’t do their motoring in the water).
This bus is very different to all other buses in one very large respect, because it’s amphibious and is especially and uniquely designed to drive both on land and in water.
We saw it first as it surprised and amazed us by “sailing” (? …”sailing a bus” doesn’t quite sound right does it?) past us in the River, and later in the day as we were coming out of the Maritime Museum we serendipitously chanced upon it again as it’s passenger pick-up and return point is by co-incidence just a few meters from the Maritime Museum entrance.
This means I was lucky enough to get both water and land photos of it and have already chalked it up as an excellent activity to take some of our expected summer visitors on.