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Travel Blogs from Sneek
... 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. ...
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After Schokland, we then travelled on to the next "island" - Urk. This too was an island until the Noordoostpolder was created. And this too has a lighthouse, this time still complete and active.
What a wonderful day!
... where we saw the first three.
Stavoren is the oldest city in Friesland and has a beautiful harbour. We could all have sat for hours watching the ships go in and out. But we wanted to see the dam the Dutch built to create the large lake that now serves to increase the landmass of the country.
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Today we had an easy going day. We went to Sloten
Sloten received city rights in 1426, and is the smallest of the eleven Frisian cities. It lies within the municipality of Gaasterlân-Sleat. Sloten is one of the smallest cities of the Netherlands and is a ...
... br> After about a 40min drive to a small village called, Makkum which gave us access to walk around some of the dyke. along the way we noticed flashing lights at a crossing and realised it was a canal crossing, and the road opened up to let this tiny boat through. it was very interesting. further along on the highway, we noticed the same thing. in a 130k zone the traffic can be stopped to let the boats through. As we drove along the ...