During our walking and cycling “tours” in Holland we have often been rewarded by interesting, amusing and colourful sites that remind us of “true” Holland . . . .perhaps in a bygone era.
A short 30 minute drive, north of Utrecht, we find ourselves in the hustle and bustle of the city of Amsterdam.
Bruce’s home for the next five days is only a 15 minute, free, crowded ferry trip across the river from Centraal Station, in the NDSM WERF (wharf) area. The area is the former home of the NDSM shipbuilding company. Lonely Planet now describes the area as having a post apocalyptic vibe ?!?! There are about 100 motorhomes in this E25 per night “camping” spot – really it is a large, secure car park with electricity, water and dump facilities.
Stage 1 of Tour de Holland (Bev and Mark it’s only entries) left the “Down Under” camping ground in bright sunshine on July 6th . . . . to celebrate Bev’s birthday. We embark on our personal Tour de Holland!! Why not ? ? All pumped up after watching the professionals in Utrecht, we set off in hunt for windmills & tulips – and anything else interesting!!
Driving leisurely for 3 hours through interesting rural French villages on smaller roads we passed the “Belgie” sign!
Our terrific time in London included catching up with Courtney (Whitney’s close friend) who is working in London for two years
No, we haven’t gone M.I.A. – missing in action! Our Malaysia Airlines A380 touched down smoothly and safely at its intended destination, Heathrow, London!!
Making a beeline in our hire car to “Dummer”, near Basingstoke, to reunite with “Bruce” (our motorhome) where we gave him a clean bill of health and declared him fit to travel!!
Bev and Mark welcome the safe arrival of beautiful little Lilac and Jasmine to Sabrina and Ryan in Melbourne, Australia on 22nd March 2015.
Born a little early – that is normal for identical twins – they spent 12 days in hospital and yesterday we welcomed them home!!