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... in the Netherlands. Half of this, 5,000 hectares, was used for growing vegetables.
Today we decided to make a move up to the far north of Holland to a place called Lauwersoog. Lauwversoog is a World Heritage Site and is interesting in that the open sea is separated from the inland lake by a huge dyke. The sea water to the north of the dyke is salt whilst the water to the south of the dyke is fresh and possibly as much as 15 meters below the mean sea level.
On the way ...
Fantastic, at last we wake up to sunshine. A quick breakfast, some office work and off on an expedition to somewhere. I say somewhere since navigating this area is difficult. I think this is because everything is so flat and so it all looks the same. It is very easy to become disorientated and head back the way you already came. Today we decided to get clever and wrote down all the ...
In the morning we were greeted with overcast and coldish weather but decided to be positive and put on a T shirt and a light jacket and tempt the weather to do its worst. This ploy appeared to work for as we set off on our bikes for a long tour of the Friesan countryside, the sun began to poke its way through the clouds.
Our plan was to head south towards a Nature Reserve that showed lots of lakes and windmills on the ...
... Wadden See is also
some 3 meters higher than the Ijsselsee. This is the main dyke that allows for
the existence of Holland as we now know it. Without this dyke, Rotterdam would
be in the sea. The wind here was so strong that we were struggling to walk
From here we moved on to Leeuwarden where we moved into a
really smart campsite surrounded by water. The ...