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Today we drove over the famous Dike that was built to help drain The Netherlands. It uses special locks that uses the tide and allows water to leave but not enter. The dike is over 30 km long. Without the dike and lock system, Netherlands would lose 1/4 of their land area.
An early morning start for me to get to Roelof and Janny's place in Gorredijk. Then we were off to Urk, a fishing village which was once an island. The weather was great to sit outside and enjoy coffee and lunch and a stroll around the village.
We returned to Gorredijk and then rode bicycles through the woods and countryside to find a lovely quiet place to enjoy afternoon tea, in the sunshine.
An evening meal with Fabriek family and then back to ...
... and it felt a little surreal that we had finally made it to meet the family on the other side of the world.
We spent the afternoon in the lounge room, drinking coffee, eating cheese, chatting and telling stories. Patrick and his girlfriend Kirsten joined us as well as Lindy and her boyfriend Mattijis. Lindy and I had become besties on her visit to Darwin four years earlier when she stayed with Adrian and I for four weeks. It was so great to see ...
Went to a waterpark in Groningen today. It had a waterslide and I think we went down it fifty times! When we went grocery shopping we used these cool scanning things to add your things up as you shop. Every sauce in Holland seems to have mayonnaise in it. Later in the day we went op-shopping and I found an awesome purple suit. Watched world cup football on the TV that ...
... in Holland that sells croquettes, frikandels, burgers and pommes frites. You put your money in a slot to get your croquettes. It is sort of like a coke machine. I bought an iPod case with a printed TARDIS on it. It is very cool. Caught a bus back to ...