We came across the to Netherlands via Gütersloh to pick up BBQ supplies for when we get back. We went to Den Helder and visited the lifeboat museum. The south to Zaanse Schans to see the windmills with wood cutting mill and linseed press mill. There used to be over 1000 mills in the area but down to only 20 by 1920. The windmill society was set up to preserve mills and also reconstruct one like the wood cutting mill form old plans. We then headed south to Sas van Gent to st
We moved onto the Weser for a few days and 6 nights at Bad Karlshaven with a visit to the salt spring swimming pool. Also cycle to Hoxter up the Weser and walk onto the fields above the town. We then went to Hann. Munden to look at the old buildings. Then up to Minden for a couple of days. We visited Kaiser Wilhelm Monument an 80 m high statue on the cycle. Hoxter Minden
Having found out that our old landlord Wolfgang Chowanietz had passed away we made the decision as we were only 300 or so miles away in Denmark to drive down so that we could attend his funeral. We had a wonderful evening with our “Chowanietz” family, before we said farewell to Wolfgang the following day. We managed to find a Stellplatz in the town center to sleep overnight. Before we left we had breakfast with Family Mika they showed us the hedgehog that comes to visit.
Friends for over 40 years Chris and Stew and lovely to catch up with them in Sweden, they on their boat us with “Gladys”. Lovely day, relaxing by lake Vattern here in the picturesque & medieval town of Vadstena, with a walk along the promenade and out to a nature reserve where we both dipped our toes into the lake which was surprisingly warm. Yesterday evening we had a lovely walk in the beautiful sunshine around another part of Vadstena. We were sad to leave this morning but