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... Anyway, I got back to the campsite and tugged at the bed as hard as a could but it would not budge. So, to get some air I opened the window... And broke the clip so the window wouldn't close. That was that! I clearly was making matters worse, so decided to leave it all and just take some time to chill out. I cracked open a very special bottle of wine from some very special friends (you know who you are :)) and did some maintenance chores instead. Takin advantage of the free running ...
Today Gitta and Paula drove us over the big Afsluitdyke! I've been wanting to see this! We stopped at the monument and took in the views. There is a monument to the man Lely who was behind the dyke being built. The dyke is 7m above average sea level and about 30km long. Quite a lot of people driving and cycling across today. We stopped a bit further along to have our lunch on the dyke. Very nice. Next a drive down through Friesland to ...
... country's current land mass.
Despite having been to The Netherlands on a prior trip and having close Dutch friends, I didn't know that Holland is a province of The Netherlands. I may have been told a long time ago but had definitely forgotten it. Now I will remember it. Thanks, Rick Steves! I got the clarification on one of his podcasts that Brian claimed I fell asleep listening to)
Anyway, we arrived in Harlingen ...
... the time we got back to the village, it was close to 10:15PM. Almost every restaurant was closed and I was very hungry. One place that was open seemed a lot more like a bar than a restaurant. As we walked in people looked at us and spoke a whole (in Dutch). I kind of got the feeling we were providing a bit of entertainment for the locals. I suppose the physical differences in our size must be a bit amusing but surely that wasn't funny enough to inspire so much chatter? I ...
... North America, Canada and Alaska. All being well, we should finish up in Anchorage on 19 August! I hope to keep you up to date with all our activities and adventures, so watch this space! For more information, see www.indiantrail.nl Claire and Jellard PS We look forward to hearing from you ...
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