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Travel Blogs from Steenwijk
... 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. ...
... According to Statistics Netherlands, there are five people living on the former island.
The Island had a lighthouse - in fact there were two aids to navigation.
In the village of Kraggenburg on the southeast side of the island, stood the first. And there there is a replica of an 1800s light ...
... 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 ... ...
After wandering Orvelte a little longer, we drove on to the Hunnebedden location and museum in Borger. Here is the location of the largest and grandest Hundebedden in the Netherlands, Number 26 The Hunebedden, or Dolmen Stones, are mysterious and ancient grave sites, made of giant stones, dating as far back and beyond Stonehenge. They are found all around Northern Holland, in the vicinity of Drenthe and Emmen. ...