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We were pretty seedy the next day but still managed a visit to Urk with Wilma & Kees. Urk is a fishing village and they had a salted herring eating competition. Last years' winner ate 29 herring in ½ an hour. The Olie Bollen were too delicious (kind of a ...
... isolated, they developed their own dialect and their own national costume, similar to Marken. Unlike Marken, however, the inhabitants of Urk really objected to the closing off of the Zuider Zee, taking their objections to parliament, to no avail. When ...