Travel Blogs from Grouw
... 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. ...
... 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 knew the village from when we were children. We have been here many times.
But this house we are staying in, is on a new estate. Well it is 20 years old maybe. And we are enjoying the modern facilities.
Must to a picture tour through the house. But since Stan fell through his bed and now has mine, I am awake and up too early.
So ... ...
... also noticed that there were large green fields of crops, and strangely enough we could see boat masts protruding from them. obviously the canals ran through the crops, strange to see though.
Our first impression was this mass of water, and lots of sheep poo. Took lots of photos and dodged the sheep poo as this is where they like grazing. I guess the sheep love it as the grass is always nice and green. Robert went for a bit of ...
... 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 ...