Golden Tulip Alkmaar
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... rides on a boat in a canal) we saw that we were just a tad late. Swarms of kids dressed up as Sinterklaas or as Zwarte Pieten were crowded all around the waterways.
Okay, before I go on, I suppose I ought to explain Sinterklaas and the Zwarte Piet so you don't think racism is running rampant in the Netherlands:
Sinterklaas is Santa Claus with a more religiously-themed outfit. I know the pictures aren't the best, but essentially he wears a ...
... about what he is doing... and we talk to him about three times every week.
So we are counting down... and keep you posted!
An overview of the trip:
17 Augustus To Naples
21 Augustus To Key West
23 Augustus To Ocala
29 Augustus To Bangor
31 Augustus To Saint John
3 September Travelling in Canada
8 September To Bangor and flight back home
9 September arrival in ...
... they do it?" We saw a shop selling kibbling and so we had to let Jean try it as she loves fish anyway. She loved this too. We did a bit of shopping and then back to the boat.
We were ready to set off as arranged at 13.00 and our instructions were to wait for the glass topped boat and follow it out. Trouble was the boat had come the opposite way the last twice and so John spotted the harbour master at ...
... so wet and cold and yearned for a hot shower. Of the 58 potential riders on board only 33 ventured out into the inclement weather. This evening we are in the town of Alkmaar and tomorrow continue north. Today's highs and lows: Nic high: seeing the boat at the end of ride Nic low: riding into headwinds wishing there was one more higher gear Pip high: amazing Dutch windmills Pip low: salad served with dinner - cabbage, pineapple, paprika and wait for it, apple ...
... vodka and tonics, watched a little tv, and snoozed for a few hours, woke up, had dinner, and went back to sleep. I kept waking up during the night, and I’d just read a bit or play Angry Birds, and then conk out again. Getting up this morning wasn’t easy, and here I am wanting to get back under the covers. I remember a time when jet lag didn’t affect me, but evidently those times are past. I did watch The Big ...