Leeuwarden - arrivalSeptember 25, 2015 in the Netherlands ⋅
Leaving Berlin behind, we headed over to the Netherlands for a visit with Daniel and Anita in Leeuwarden. As we travelled on the train, the land became flatter and wetter, with occasional and then frequent canals. We also passed a lot of wind farms (#3).
A bit of drama on the way: when we were passing the Germany/Netherlands border, some police walked through the train, inspecting identification. They were happy with just our NZ drivers licenses but a whole extended family (that looked like maybe refugees) had to get off the train with the police at the next stop because they didn't have visas.
Just after we arrived and ate, I went with Daniel to his local badminton club. Great fun! But I was so out of shape/practice already that I was playing terribly at singles! Next time I'll see if I can beat Daniel while he's on holiday :P
Also, after badminton, roadworks forced Daniel to drive awkwardly down a detour that somehow forced us onto the motorway headed to a nearby town, with no way to turn back. Unexpected road trip!Read more