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Travel Blogs from Blokzijl
... be flying with a KLM Boing 747-400 Combi, which probably is the largest vehicle I will have been on, ever. I am also quite excited about that because, airplanes rock! I have managed to label my luggage somewhat. I have all these supercool stickers but most of them are probably not smart to put on luggage as they all look like warning labels for dangerous materials so I am afraid my time-machine sticker will have to suffice. So, at around 10 I ...
After a lazy morning, we had lunch in Balk at a little fish shop by the river.
Then we went to Lemmer
This little harbour on Friesland has been the destination of our family for many a trip. Papa used to sail from here on his friend's yacht. So we often came to visit, when they were getting ready to leave or when they had just returned.
I remember many hours watching the boats go through the lock and watching boats leave the marina.
Today we just took ...
Today we travelled to the first World Heritage Site in the Netherlands:
The Island of Schokland
Except it is not an island any longer.
Imagine, in prehistoric times a landscape, part of the mainland and beginning to be settled by hunter gatherers. By about 1000 AD fishermen begin to make a living here ...
... along the Frisian coast off the inland sea called Ijsselmeer which used to be called the Zuiderzee.
I took the coastal road which runs along a series of dikes passing various small fishing villages which used to have a prominent fishing fleet in days gone by. My friends in the town of Makkum I have known since the day that I use top call on them when I sold bicycles for a number of years. Of all the dealers ...
Today we had an easy going day. We went to Sloten
Sloten received city rights in 1426, and is the smallest of the eleven Frisian cities. It lies within the municipality of Gaasterlân-Sleat. Sloten is one of the smallest cities of the Netherlands and is a ...