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Tue Jul 29
-we had a solid night of sleep although it was warm. We found out why on checkout. The walls are thick and take a long time to cool off. Given the recent warm weather the rooms were very warm.
-we checked out and cycled into the old town center. First we stopped at the VVV, the town info center. It was a good ...
... 12 provinces of which only 2 are Holland, North Holland and South Holland. The name Netherlands came about in the time of Napoleon who combined what was Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg together. Later, they all split apart. About 40% of TN is below sea level. The dike system started in the 1600s where windmills were used to pump water out of areas and earthen dams or dikes were built. To drain a large area, the windmills had to be built in a row close together ...
Visited Zierikzee today which is a very old city with city gates protecting it with a bell tower and gates with a water moat surrounding it. The bell tower is the oldest in Holland. Very old buildings, which are so narrow and the same as the streets. Markets in centre of town where I bought a freshly made giant stroopwafel, which was delicious. Had kibbeling (fish) for lunch in quaint fish shape bowls. Also found another poffertjes place but not ...
The ship received a 'friendly' wake up call at 0630 and then it was a case of fighting my way round the army of OAPs (senior citizens) to get my breakfast before the ship sailed back to England!
I disembarked at 0745 on a lovely, bright, if windy, day, but only after a tiny scare when I struggled to find my bike on the vast vehicle deck (THAT tested the heart!) Quickly scooted past the queuing vehicles awaiting passport checks and ...
... cold as we head for the car. Over the fences nearby are miniature ponies, or at least short horses that aren’t babies. I think I’m the only one interested for miles, but I know Kelly would be too.
Back at home it’s coffee (me) and tea (everyone else) inside with soft music until my eyes get heavy. I see the two out, hoping to see them again someday, wishing they both come to Australia. It's not something everyone can or will promise, I know how far away I am.