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Another beautiful sunny day saw us cycling out of camp to explore Lake Lauwersoog. Corinne now has a map holder on her bike which we had brought the day before. Confident in our navigational ability we set off down the eastern shoreline. Once again the paths are well prepared and where they are not tarred are concreted they are well graveled......no potholes :).
The ride took us through the farming areas where the ...
Today we decided to make a move up to the far north of Holland to a place called Lauwersoog. Lauwversoog is a World Heritage Site and is interesting in that the open sea is separated from the inland lake by a huge dyke. The sea water to the north of the dyke is salt whilst the water to the south of the dyke is fresh and possibly as much as 15 meters below the mean sea level.
On the way ...
... were on our planned route so that we would hopefully stay on track. What we didn't realize is that we had three ferries to catch. Ferries over around 20-40 meters of water admittedly, but ferries none the less. Our failure to predict these ferries resulted in us getting temporarily lost again.
The people in Holland are I think the most friendly people that I have ever met in ...
... moments, as in we've been here before, we arrived back in camp 52 kms of cycling later.
Apart from navigation confusion, the whole experience was great, as the countryside is stunningly beautiful, with meadows filled with cows and sheep and canals everywhere. The Dutch people are extremely neat and tidy. The houses are all very well maintained with picture book gardens filled with Rhododendrons in various colours. ...
... br> challenged persons like myself have to either stand on tiptoe or be well endowed
in order to reach.
On the drive up we stopped at a monument at the start of the
dyke crossing the Ijsselmeer. Here a dyke that stretches in a straight line for
about 18kms separates the Ijsselmeer from the Wadden See. On the southern side
the water is fresh whilst the northern side is ...