Van der Valk Hotel Groningen Westerbroek
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... Mid August (well at least that's what I think the sign said!) No problem, I had found somewhere else, (Inventive Repair - http://www.inventiverepair.nl/nl/home.h tml) but that was 40mins back towards Amsterdam. Not a problem of they can help, after all I've not got all the time in the world. 2 hrs later and 120euros lighter they had fixed the bed by putting in a stronger bracket, clamped the broken window shut and sent me off to the nearest garage - Hylkema Peugeot - ...
... an actual air raid bunker,now a museum ,where up to 380 people sheltered during bombing.It was easy to imagine the terror that they felt. Today Emden has a major ship building industry and car manufacturing,amoungst others.VW makes it's Passat car here, and exports thousands of cars from here all over the world.Ten thousand people are employed at VW . Off the northern coast ,across the North Sea ,are a string of islands ,the East and ...
Friday 27th June
Flensburg, Germany - Groningen, Holland 280 miles
Left our nice chalet :(
Immediately Miss Charming started playing up. She had been left switched
on all night (we think she'd been out partying) Anyway, she eventually found
the right road & now we're back in the land of BMWs, Audis & VWs, and
on the same road as we had driven up on all those days ago, and with no speed
limit, much ...
... met a Dutch guy on a Yamaha XT600, an Austrian couple driving a Land Rover 110, a Swiss guy cycling to Nordkapp and a Dutch couple driving around in their Campervan.
Onwards to Trondheim where we stopped for a couple of nights. With all the travelling we are doing, and visiting heaps of new places, we are doing lots of reading and learning heaps, like – the capital of Norway used to be Trondheim, but it was called Nidaros and the Cathedral ...
Our little treat to stay in a cabin for 2 nights in Stroe - a little village on the Northwest coast of Holland, proved to be a wise move-the rain set in-a steady soaking rain for the next 42 hours! We were very thankful for the warmth of indoor accommodation.
Setting up their tent in the rain was the lovely English family, Helen & Chris with their 2 boys-Thomas(13) & George (10). They were on a 6 day cycle tour of the Netherlands. Feeling their ...
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