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We had sort of a free day today. We started with Winfried and the bird watching group but left them at their first stop. A group of seven of us headed to the lighthouse at the end of the island. Once we parked and locked our bikes we walked to the lighthouse where some went looking for a bathroom and Phil, Deb and I went straight to the lighthouse. The three of us climbed to the top and essentially ...
We started our day in Alkmaar. Everyone pitches in to unload the bikes from the boat. Today Jean stayed on the boat because she wasn't feeling well. The long group rode through some very nice neighborhoods in Bergen after which we arrived at the cheese farm where we met the short group. We toured the farm then watched the farmer make cheese wheels. After that we went to a ...
... to note that no one in Holland appears to take VISA cards. In fact
credit cards are not much use here. Apparently the people are almost boycotting
credit cards as a way of protesting the high charges attached to credit card
transactions. These charges are around 5.5% which is very comparable to our
charges in South Africa. The difference here is that the people are prepared to
do something about it.
Walked into town and had my haircut. A great feeling to have it cut after so long. Then to the bakery to say hi to Eva. We went for a walk in the afternoon to the Makkum beach and a quiet beer. Then a nice evening and dinner in a very old restaurant by the canal. It's great to live so close to walk to the shops restaurants beach harbour in a town with plenty interesting of ...
To Harlingen as on the Dutch coast and close to Afsluitdijk where we planned to cross the following day. Even though a busy fishing village and ferry terminal, it still retained its old world charm and character. The "Bruine Vloot" is a traditional sailing fleet comprised of Klippers, Tjalks and Aken....... all double dutch to me, but absolutely fascinating.
Out along the canals and dykes. ...