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We got a break today from the early get up and go routine. We spent the morning cruising to Rotterdam. That didn’t mean there was nothing to do because Nancy (one of 3 tour directors) had a presentation in the lounge called, “Things Typically Dutch”. Afterwards, we had samples of many different things to taste--from cheeses to sweets. It was more enjoyable than I expected.
I had no idea that Rotterdam was the largest port in Europe and it's the ...
... were making a film. I had a word with one of the security guys blocking off the path to find out some more. So if you happen to see the feature film version of the Dutch TV show Toen Was Geluk Heel Gewoon when it's released late 2013 or early 2014, look out for that scene.
The Hague was even better. At the end of the street, just three minutes walk away, was the beach. For whatever reason I always gravitate towards water. The last time I was near the coast was in Trieste in ...
Back in Holland.
Went for a drive to Rotterdam. Drove through the City Centre.
Passed one of the three bridges that go over the river "Maas", which
divides Rotterdam in two.
Went to a model car shop to make a purchase. The owner said he
wanted to visit South Africa sometime.
We all went for a three course dinner in a very nice restuarant. Toggs
and Marisa thanked Louis and Franka for organising a great ...
... we visited the Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier, where our guide, Thoraya, gave us an interesting presentation on water management. The barrier was completed in 1997 and consists of two HUGE arms that swing out in the port's waterway and block surges coming in from the North Sea. The operation of the arms is all computerized so there is no human intervention. The computer takes measurements of the sea level every ten minutes and will only close off the port if certain ...
... and said it was all going well. Yay! Apparently it's only a wrist fracture and it's anatomical. That's good, for us non-medical people who don't/didn't know what that meant. Yay! Good news. Heading on from Amsterdam, we took the train up to Groningen, which is near Winschoten, where my Oma grew up. Groningen is a gorgeous little university town, and we enjoyed having a drink and some food and some good old fashioned people-watching. The next morning, we got on the train ...