Travel Blogs from Eastermar
... 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 ...
... are beautifully
maintained with lush lawns, spotlessly clean ablutions and electricity for all
sites. Many have free WiFi which is a real blessing when one is trying to run a
business away from home.
After catching up with all our office work we went for a
short walk in the wind and rain before cooking up a quality South African curry
and climbing into our upstairs bed.