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Travel Blogs from Stavoren
... that matter, by cheese.
Old cobbled streets and wooden lifting bridges, too narrow for coaches, and quaint houses along pretty canals with more than their fair share of ancient and replica sailing barges.
]Yes, the church steeple is leaning over, as so much does in Holland.
This photo is of ...
... He offered us to stay at his house as he is on vacation in France. We had a nice home cooked meal at my mother's place. She made some mussels, and Quentin's favorite chicken wings (also one of my favorites). We were beaten from the jetlag, so we headed out early in the evening for some well deserved rest. Tomorrow we are off to Brabant (the south of Holland) to visit the Efteling.
... we were looking at yesterday were a Friesland breed and very valuable, we were assured that the farmer would have expended every effort to rescue his horse! Later in the afternoon, I walked over to check on them and all were present and correct, some eating and some going in for the mutual grooming that horses do.
No book was delivered today, so the decision to stay was the right one. In terms of the fridge, it only used 7 amps overnight ...
... to a coffee and water (€7, so again not cheap). It’s a cracking little town, very photogenic and judging by the yachts in the marina, our decision to opt for Stavoren was a wise one.
On the way back, we passed something redolent of Milton Keynes, only more colourful (see cows!).
Once back in Stavoren, with the clouds beginning to gather, we bought Julie a herring sandwich (she loves these, ...
... Stavoren was and where we had to go, as no post. At first we persevered and sailed as close as we could to our destination, but when the wind dropped and we were doing 2.5 knots in the wrong direction and with an estimated arrival time of 21:00, we gave up and turned the engine on, motoring the remaining 13 miles or so.
Before dispensing with Urk entirely, a quick point on wind energy. Holland is ideally situated to harness wind ...
Other places to stay in Stavoren
Noord 2, Stavoren | Hotelfrom $101