We’ve had a great two weeks windsurfing, long boarding, swimming, canoeing, stand up paddling, building sand castles, playing beach volleyball, feeding the ducks and geese in our garden, sight seeing….and in between all our activities I’ve still found time to sketch, read a book (that’s quite an achievement) and relax. So for now it’s “doei” (bye) to holland but I’m sure we’ll be back. MerkenMerken
After spending the morning at the beach, this afternoon it’s a different story. The wind has got up (much to the delight of the windsurfers) and for me that meant I found some time to do a little sketching….
Today we headed to the town of Harderwijk to visit an old windmill. The mill was built in 1778 and destroyed by a fire in 1998 but has since been rebuilt in an exact replication. It’s being run by extremely nice volunteers that showed the kids how it all worked and let them ask loads of questions. So if you’re ever in the region it’s a definitely worth a visit. MerkenMerken
Today we went on an outing to the beautiful little town of Elburg. A truly picturesque town with traditional dutch sailing boats in it’s harbor. After walking through the streets with temperatures around 30°C (86° F) the kiddies definitely deserved a treat… MerkenMerken
We’re off on our summer holidays! After packing half the household (or so it feels). After double checking that we haven’t forgotten anything (passports, dog vaccine pass, travel documents etc.), we are off to Holland … Yuppie!!! After a long 8 hour drive (due to a lot of traffic). We decided to call it a day. We stayed at a little hotel in the town Dinslaken which is actually in the “Ruhrpott” (the industrial part of north Germany), not that you would guess from these pictures… Refreshed and very excited (especially the kids) we headed off to Bad Hoophuizen in Holland. with the countryside getting much flatter than what we’re used too, we could tell that it couldn’t be much further… …a couple of hours later we arrived. Our holiday home for the next two weeks… …right, now it’s time to unpack and relax… MerkenMerken