Hotel de Plataan
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Oh, my! From pickled herring to Delft pottery--definitely moving upward!
Exploring--churches, museums, and restaurants! Perhaps I'll come back and add narrative--for now, here are pictures. Delft is worth a longer visit, we think, but we crammed a lot in over only a day and a half!
A Dutch saying: "God created the earth--and the Dutch created Holland." Oh, so true! Much of today was devoted to exploring and experiencing the issue of water control and management in this country where half of it is below sea level. We didn't actually have a very long drive, but we stopped lots. Our first stop came after we had reached the coast …
As Danny was not feeling well in the morning we abandoned our plans for a morning bike ride and walked into Delft for more exploring and shopping. Mike was reluctant to cycle there as it was decided that our bikes might be at risk of theft. There are so many cycle racks here and cycle routes too, cars give way to bikes as there are so many bikes and the mind-set here is not surprisingly, very pro-cycling. In the evening, before dinner Mike, Danny (feeling better) and ...
We liked Delft, it is bigger, busier and more touristy than Alkmaar, but has more museums and historic monuments.
The walk back to the campsite seemed to take a looooong time - we were so hot and tired. We later found out that the temp in Delft was 34 deg!!!