Van der Valk Hotel Wolvega
Travel Blogs from Wolvega
... around the lock area, saw some more Lemsteraak sail boats and had coffee.
Oh and ... yes we saw a lighthouse. But it is a replica.
The lighthouse was originally built in 1887 and demolished in 1968. This 1993 replica was built for a film and now stands on the pier.
Amazing how cheeky sparrows are. The cleaned up the plate on the table next to us. And they had a go at Mama's cream. I think they would have taken crumbs from our fingers, they were that tame. ...
... According to Statistics Netherlands, there are five people living on the former island.
The Island had a lighthouse - in fact there were two aids to navigation.
In the village of Kraggenburg on the southeast side of the island, stood the first. And there there is a replica of an 1800s light ...
... the Venice of Freisland. Originally there were 7 islands here, but in the process of making new land, they became one.
So now we are about to close a lovely day with a Chinese meal. They are always special for me because of the Indonesian influence around here.
... for sports such as sailing. Sloten is near the Slotermeer. It is a historical city with old buildings and a mill in the center of the city. (wikipedia)
We had a little walk (you could circumnavigate the place in 30 min.) and took lots of pictures.
We drove to visit the water areas and see the dyke. I didn't really know much about how it all worked, and found it fascinating. everywhere we have driven so far, we watch the sea level indicator on the gps and at times, it is -5m, so we are then actually driving under the canals. other times it reads 0m, which obviously explains why everything is so flat. I would love to ride my bike around here, and there are hundreds of bikes around. ...