Hotel Cafe Restaurant de Tjattel
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... exporter of agricultural products, after the USA. Together with the USA and France, Holland is one of the top 3 exporters of vegetables and fruit.
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 ...
... is stunning, so green and so neat. The towns are spotless and the people are friendly. When we finally stopped we had run up a distance of 75 kms for the day. This is a new record for us on our bikes, our previous being 72 kms last year in Switzerland.
Feeling very tired and bum sore we had a quick braai before climbing into bed for an early night. Sun still ...
... are very neat with straight lines and happy livestock. It appears that the region specializes in milk production which is, I guess, used to produce Dutch cheese. There are also a fair number of very fat sheep around that produce both wool and lamb chops.
Once we were back at camp, with fairly sore bums I might add, we discovered that we had no food. And so off to the nearest village for shopping followed by a braai and ...
Today we woke up to the sound of a screaming Northerly wind,
so cold that it must have originated at the North Pole, and with it came an icy
rain. We had a light breakfast and hung around hoping that the weather might
improve. No such luck, so we packed up in the rain and headed further North
towards a place called Leeuwarden which is a very touristic town in an area