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Travel Blogs from Steenwijk
... 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. ...
... first half of the 20th century the Dutch reclaimed land which is now called the Noordoostpolder and Schokland became landlocked completely.
Today Schokland is a popular archeological site and host to the Schokland Museum. Schokland was the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in ...
... for sports such as sailing. Sloten is near the Slotermeer. It is a historical city with old buildings and a mill in the center of the city. (wikipedia)
We had a little walk (you could circumnavigate the place in 30 min.) and took lots of pictures.
We knew the village from when we were children. We have been here many times.
But this house we are staying in, is on a new estate. Well it is 20 years old maybe. And we are enjoying the modern facilities.
Must to a picture tour through the house. But since Stan fell through his bed and now has mine, I am awake and up too early.
So ... ...
... We spent a few hours at their new caravan in Schoonloo, which translates to beautiful place in the woods. That, it was indeed. It was nice sitting in the sun, enjoying some food and drink, lekker croquettes the clear highlight. After a stroll around the Caravan Park, it was time to say goodbye and make the two hour drive back to Heteren. We arrived home around 11.30. A great first day with the Vonks, and great to meet some more ...