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... per sq km they can't afford to have urban sprawl. Our first stop was Zaanse Schans (a windmill village) with its typical green-timbered houses and warehouses. We were told every windmill is different according to its purpose. We got to see the working parts of a windmill that operates as a sawmill. The spice grinding windmill wasn't actually operating when we were there but oh the fragrance when we walked in the door - glorious! It was at this stop that ...
... will have so I hope to keep writing as we go along. I need to get some sleep, so short entry for today!
Mindfulness Moment: There is a bit of a draft throughout the castle, as the windows are not sealed well (glass was not introduced in this castle until the late 17th century). It smells dank and wet, it is along a bank so there is even more moisture than there is inland. The walls are covered in history, including ...
... a few weeks so there were orange and Dutch flags decorating many of the streets. Ever since visiting the museum in Arnhem, we’ve been wondering why orange is the national football team’s colours and not the red/white/blue of the flag. We finally learned that the royal family is called the House of Orange, hence explaining the use of orange as a national symbol. The village of Maarken looked very patriotic indeed, in addition to being picturesque. It ...
... 12 years old. Dave was not as impressed with his Koga but found what he liked as well, a mountain bike, more like what I had in the US. He bought fenders and back rack. For €600 total, after €117 discount we both have fantastic bikes.
Then, croquettes with fries for dinner from the local diner. We're in a dream ;)
Crocuses and sneeuw klokjes (small white bulb flower) are out but it's too cold ...
... to feel how heavy armour was (pretty damned heavy) and chain mail (also very heavy).
What a day. A castle, ice skating and then wine and food to the late hours discussing life, the universe and everything. I hope to get the opportunity to have this wonderful family as our guests back in Australia. We can't offer castles but we can provide beaches and wide open spaces. Actually we can provide beaches where there are no other people around, it will be all ours.
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