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Travel Blogs from Dwingeloo
After a lazy morning, we had lunch in Balk at a little fish shop by the river.
Then we went to Lemmer
This little harbour on Friesland has been the destination of our family for many a trip. Papa used to sail from here on his friend's yacht. So we often came to visit, when they were getting ready to leave or when they had just returned.
I remember many hours watching the boats go through the lock and watching boats leave the marina.
Today we just took ...
... is good.
Then the sea begins to rise and constant floods make Schokland an island.
Densely populating the island two communities live here and prospered. They fished and farmed. Until 1825 when major flooding brings massive destruction and hardship. This leads to the island being deserted in 1859.
... the life of a wealthy Boer/farming family. From furniture, firewood and sleeping arrangements to chamber pots, witches balls and preserving food, it was all interesting stuff. The tour was nicely supplemented by a film in a stable coverted to theatre. Whilst in Dutch, we could follow much of the plot, of an American lady travelling to Orvelte to learn of the reason of her Oma moving to America. It was a good film, with some ...
... in about 3.30. it was called Hotel de Stripe. It was beautiful, although not air conditioned. We were on the first floor, and overlooked the terrace café. The room is quite large, and modern.
We settled in and then went for a walk, but stopped at the café downstairs first for coffee and waffles with strawberries and cream. This was just gorgeous as we had a view of the tree lined avenue that the hotel was on, and there were lots ...
... and (i think) we got everything now!!!
We also went to the mall to buy some food cuz well... We die without food hahahhah
Its now 10:40pm and there are only a few hours left untill we go to the airport!
We leave the house around 1:30am - 2am tonight cuz our flight is really early in the morning, our neighbor "Jamie" will bring us to the airport with his car!
We first go to from Amsterdam to London