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... around the lock area, saw some more Lemsteraak sail boats and had coffee.
Oh and ... yes we saw a lighthouse. But it is a replica.
The lighthouse was originally built in 1887 and demolished in 1968. This 1993 replica was built for a film and now stands on the pier.
Amazing how cheeky sparrows are. The cleaned up the plate on the table next to us. And they had a go at Mama's cream. I think they would have taken crumbs from our fingers, they were that tame. ...
... is good.
Then the sea begins to rise and constant floods make Schokland an island.
Densely populating the island two communities live here and prospered. They fished and farmed. Until 1825 when major flooding brings massive destruction and hardship. This leads to the island being deserted in 1859.
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 ...
... up along the top of the dyke and I took some photos as there were some gorgeous boats and ducks on the water.
We then walked along a bi further, and ventured down the wall of the dyke, and found a place where we could climb over the fence, that was fun. We wandered along through the village and found a local supermarket that we later discovered was a huge chain called Jumbo, Always interesting shopping in the supermarket in ...
... in about 3.30. it was called Hotel de Stripe. It was beautiful, although not air conditioned. We were on the first floor, and overlooked the terrace café. The room is quite large, and modern.
We settled in and then went for a walk, but stopped at the café downstairs first for coffee and waffles with strawberries and cream. This was just gorgeous as we had a view of the tree lined avenue that the hotel was on, and there were lots ...