Hotel de Palatijn
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We had a lovely welcome from' Mr Happy' who relieved us of the fees straight away and then informed us a shower would cost 50cents each, but he would not charge us the tourist tax!
We later found out that hot water in the washing up and washing sinks cost 50c a ...
... of our weight. (Not everything is shared in this blog so you do not get the results.)
We toured the cheese museum, had another cup of coffee in the market square where we could watch all the action, then headed back across the ferry to our car and drove across the big sea dike that holds back the water of the Zuider zee, and as they say in Holland, keeps their feet dry.
We arrived at the town of Franaker in the province of Friesland about 2:30 ...
... and Michael shortly after landing in Amsterdam - they picked me out of the crowd even with the new short do. We made our way to our new gate and split up to waste some time before boarding. Flat Kasey came out for the Heinekens and then sat amongst the hundreds of tulip bulbs that everywhere in the airport. Sent some texts to the crew coming Saturday that the liquor in AMS was way more than what was in the Calgary duty free store. Not sure what to do for the next 3 1/2 ...
... but didn't want to join a convent, it is still restricted to women. We then decided to get a Hop on Hop off canal boat pass and just ride the canals for the day, given that it was sunny and good viewing. Saw quite a lot and had lunch at a cafe at Amsterdam' s only remaining windmill which is now the base for a boutique brewing company. After a day on the canal boats trying to dodge the increasingly hotter sun, we were glad to jump off at 4p.m. To collect our bags and find the Avalon ...
... and we also got to taste some of the young Gouda......tasted good, but I prefer it a little older.
We walked around the town, looking at the old buildings, I am still amazed that some of these buildings were old when James Cook was born.
Walking back to the car I saw a sight, and took the photo to show, an Electric Bike.
We returned ...