Hotel Het Witte Veen
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... introduced us to a drink called dark & stormy, (rum & ginger beer)
and later that night, well 3am, it certainly was, dark & stormy I mean. We had the loudest
thunderstorm I've ever heard, with forked lightening & torrential rain. The earth moved! We stayed dry. Our modifications have worked!
Saturday 28th June
Woke up to a soggy, but dry, morning. Originally heading for Ghent in Belgium, but later ...
... part, and I joined them on their last day for a 10k walk. Very 'gezellig' and great to spend some time with Dutch kids. Regina is the daughter of John's cousin Erwin, and his wife Mirjam, who we stayed with.
It was fantastic to see the town flying its colours for Holland's team, Ons Oranje. (H)
... too see them jheatly and well. The are both nearly 70.What a blessing!
We then went to Cousin Erwin's home. What an amazing bond we have. We are extremely thankful for our time with them. We have such similar thinking and beliefs. Totally amazing. Thanks you guys and I am sorry that it was all over so ...
... it with one of the Harbour Seals! She was absolutely buzzed by it! Sadly, most of the photos weren’t much good as those blasted seals just wouldn’t keep still. But it was a fun afternoon. Also, whilst we were in Tromso, we met a Kiwi who has been living in Tromso for 12 years and he gave us some good tips about things to see after the Lofoten Islands – but you’ll hear about those later. So thanks to Kyle.
Now, getting ...
... and it’s an experience that we won’t be in a hurry to repeat! The only benefit was that we arrived in Amsterdam early in the morning of 26 April, which is Koningsdag (King’s Day) and it would have to qualify as one of the craziest days! Everyone wears orange-coloured clothes, people seem to clear out their homes of old or useless stuff and sell it at roadside stalls. Lots of stalls where you can buy food, drinks, orange clothes and/or hats, ...
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