Keith on April 29th, 2010

In a field next to the site are a couple of ponies, one of which looks rather shaggy as it is shedding its winter coat. A jackdaw was perched on the ponies back pulling out hair, the pony did not seem at all concerned and carried on grazing. The jackdaw flew off with its beak crammed […]

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Keith on April 29th, 2010

Alkmaar is a pleasant town in northern Holland which, for those who care to visit, offers something for everyone. The old part of the town lies within an area encircled by a canal which is used commercially. The streets are a mixture of wide thoroughfares, narrow streets and alleys.   Most of which are formed around […]

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Keith on April 29th, 2010

Today, Saturday we visited Dordrecht, the first Dutch city. From there we took a river bus to Rotterdam, about an hour each way. We did not land , it was just a nice way of seeing life on the water.

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Keith on April 27th, 2010

€12 a night, this is the best site yet. For that price we get a warm welcome from a helpful owner, electric, the use of an excellent shower, a toilet, a washing up area all well appointed, clean, and a massive pitch. . We have to pay extra to using the washing machine, shame.

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Keith on April 27th, 2010

We heard and saw our first cuckoo of 2010 at Kinderdjick. A male, it was sat on the sail of a windmill.

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Keith on April 27th, 2010

Kinderdijk is a UNESCO world heritage site. A total of nineteen windmills the oldest ones were built in 1738. A pleasant site on a warm sunny spring day.

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Keith on April 24th, 2010

We have heard  several times about Dutch hospitality, it cannot be overstated how welcoming and friendly they are. The man in the next camper who loaded  directions to campsites, Aldis, liddll and LPG points across Europe on to our tom tom. The bus driver who welcomed us on his bus, got off at the stop […]

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Keith on April 24th, 2010

We visited Kuekenhof on Thursday. It is a large area of formal and informal gardens displaying the Netherlands prowess at growing beautiful blooms. It is an all encompassing sensual experience, there is no way that we could possibly attempt to describe it. Your senses are assailed with colour and scent on a massive scale.  Like so many of […]

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Keith on April 21st, 2010

England, France, Belgium and Holland.  We sailed from Dover to Dunkirk with Norfolk line, the boat is modern, clean and the crew are friendly. From Dunkirk we drove to Holland, about five hours. It would have been a lot quicker but, the traffic on the Antwerp ring road is horrendous, eat your heart out M25. […]

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