This is part of the sixteenth section of our
the world trip.
Complete Trip Overview & Map
Coming from Germany
our previous visit to Netherlands
24/8/10 We have been selecting campsites straight off our map, using TomTom to get us there and this afternoons was an enormous upmarket cabins and camping place, designed for holidays, with a restaurant, children's playground, heated pool, tennis courts and everything else you need for a family holiday including bicycle rental which is what many people come here for, to ride the small bicycle paths through farmland and forest, after all this is the Netherlands, home of the bicycle people.
25/8/10 Also home of the windmill, well the old variety as we
don't recall seeing any of the new wind generators which seems
ironical, especially with Germany's craving for them. Just 260 km's,
haven't seen the sun in a few days, and it occasionally drizzled during
our ride. We have been staying off freeways, taking smaller roads
winding through the countryside, but in the densely populated
Netherlands it was difficult and we succumbed a couple of times. We are
finding the flatland countries a little uninteresting after Norway, and
overpopulated, crowded, densely agricultured, but another forest
campground in the evening had us, along with the Dutch, away from the
hustle of normality here.
26/8/10 Rain overnight and still drizzling this morning. We
washed the worm mud off the tent floor, Australian customs is a little
fussy about dirt. It was our last nights camping, the last of 37
straight nights, the tent will be heading back to Australia to be used
for accommodation on the property we have purchased, till we can build
something a little more substantial. Motorways today, through Belgium
to Calais in France, where we have booked hard top accommodation in a
small seaside pub. We have often arrived and left from Calais but have
never been to the city.
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