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Travel Blogs from Sneek
After a lazy morning, we had lunch in Balk at a little fish shop by the river.
Then we went to Lemmer
This little harbour on Friesland has been the destination of our family for many a trip. Papa used to sail from here on his friend's yacht. So we often came to visit, when they were getting ready to leave or when they had just returned.
I remember many hours watching the boats go through the lock and watching boats leave the marina.
Today we just took ...
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After Schokland, we then travelled on to the next "island" - Urk. This too was an island until the Noordoostpolder was created. And this too has a lighthouse, this time still complete and active.
What a wonderful day!
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So we were one of the 9500 vehicles that cross this amazing feat of engineering every day.
After a cup of coffee - the Dutch do a lovely milky coffee they call "Kaffee verkeerd" - and a bite to eat, we returned over the dam and had a quick look at Makkum.
This little town ...
Today we had an easy going day. We went to Sloten
Sloten received city rights in 1426, and is the smallest of the eleven Frisian cities. It lies within the municipality of Gaasterlân-Sleat. Sloten is one of the smallest cities of the Netherlands and is a ...
... also noticed that there were large green fields of crops, and strangely enough we could see boat masts protruding from them. obviously the canals ran through the crops, strange to see though.
Our first impression was this mass of water, and lots of sheep poo. Took lots of photos and dodged the sheep poo as this is where they like grazing. I guess the sheep love it as the grass is always nice and green. Robert went for a bit of ...