Monthly Archives: August 2013

How to deal with the rain

Yesterday started off a little overcast but ended real nice with a bit of a cold nip in the air. You can feel we are steadily going north. Spent the night in Dangast chatting to a very interesting guy who … Continue reading

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So you are NOT British, that’s OK then

We left Delfzyl on the Dollard ferry which leaves from a very busy commercial port, so we sailed with some big boats to Emden, I expected more touristic traffic. Emden is both very industrial, it has a huge VW plant … Continue reading

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Last day in Holland

It was with heavy heart that we said goodbye to Dick and Gerrie this morning. It is always great for us to stay there and catch up on family stuff. Talk about the kids, look at the photos, and just … Continue reading

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The road to Copenhagen

Off we go tomorrow 27/8 to our last port in Europe. I have put together all our maps and camping info for each day on the IPad. I am mostly staying close to the railway line in case of nasty … Continue reading

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Riding in Holland

Riding here is very pleasant almost everyone gives way to you, except for other cyclists and huge farm machinery! Cyclist here come in all sizes from babies and dogs in baskets or trailers to old people in motorised wheelchairs. It … Continue reading

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Train to The Hague

21/8. As we have been travelling a bit slow on the bike, we are not riding to the north via The Hague. I really did want to see the Panorama Mesdach and my aunt, Maatje – my mothers younger sister … Continue reading

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Cruising the Rhine

Finally our long awaited Rhine cruise on a KD boat. Lovely boat, you can sit on the upper deck outside or below inside. Great views all around. It rained a little but that didnt seem to dampen anyone’s spirit scenery … Continue reading

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Cheese, cheese and cheese

Not sure when this will be posted. Wifi is non existent here. Prepaid data is monstrously expensive. We are in Holland in a charming camping place in Arnhem. It is 20 August. Last night we made it to Emmerich after … Continue reading

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Birkenstock, Bingen, and Jetlag

German made shoes must be cheap here. So it makes sense to go and have a look in the shops. Lovely thriving and super busy Mainz has a lovely Birkenstock shop. They are quite ordinary here so not as much … Continue reading

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A very short night, Chicago to Mainz

Ben Groundwater, travel writer of great blogs, once wrote an article on what you spend your time doing when you travel. Too true, you pack, unpack, pack again, sort currencies, book hotels, worry about next meal, etc and then maybe … Continue reading

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