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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. ...
... 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 ... ...
... country. I thought I was buying flavoured milk, turns out it was custard and poor Robert discovered this first as he took a big mouthful and it was lumpy, chocolate custard.
We kept driving and found a gorgeous coffee shop called panta Rhei. We stumbled across it by chance. It was run by this dear little Dutch lady in a tiny village and her garden was stunning. We had cake and coffee and she gave us the royal treatment ...
... is obviously different immediately. The Netherlands is known for it's flat plains, and that’s exactly what we saw as our first impression.
Took lots of photos, and watched the sea level indicator as it often dropped to -5, which meant we were driving under a canal. We headed for our little village and also saw all the signs to Amsterdam, which was exciting as we were headed there on Sunday.
We arrived at ...