Netherlands
Gemeente Dordrecht

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  • Day854

    Dordrecht

    October 28, 2018 in the Netherlands ⋅ ☁️ 4 °C

    Our days in the Netherlands are numbered and our overnight stops are chosen by their distance from Dunkirk where we will catch the ferry back to the UK on Wednesday. We are now overlooking a basin off the Wantij River where unsteady looking catamaran water buses are moored. Dordrecht provides free roadside parking for a maximum of three days. We managed to nab a spot on the more picturesque side of the road where we could open our door onto the grassy bank down to the basin. There aren't too many cars passing by but there are a lot of pedestrians and cyclists. The cinema at the end of the road draws small groups and others are out appreciating the sunshine. Many dogwalkers pass close by on the grassy side and unfortunately there is evidence that many have passed before, leaving the place littered with poo, despite the easy access to bins.

    Beyond the waterbusses there is a collection of modern quayside apartments, mostly brick built with some wooden fascias and large windows. Each block looks different but they must be part of the same development as the go so well together and make a striking backdrop to the basin. Directly accross from us is Villa Augustus, an exceptional looking tower of a hotel topped with skeletal steeples made of metal bars and wire mesh. The castle like building, which is set within its own vegetable garden, used to be a water tower with pumping station, that supplied the town with mains water. It now hosts a vegetable market, bakery and book store, as well as its guest rooms.

    Vicky needed to rest so got on with some christmas crochet while Will spent a great many hours fishing. Today's clock change meant the darkness came earlier and altered the view. The pointed towers on top of Hotel Augustus were illuminated and the moon rose from behind the structure. The quayside apartments shone warm light from their array of rectangular windows, giving a cosy feel to the waterside community. The days might be getting colder and the hours of sunlight reducing but there are advantages to every season and we love night sights such as these.
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  • Day3

    Abends in Dordrecht

    April 16, 2017 in the Netherlands ⋅ ☁️ 8 °C

    Wir sind abends Richtung Rotterdam im kleinen Ort Dordrecht gefahren haben dort einen Platz nähe eines Parks gefunden, werden dort wohl bleiben ist ein Parkplatz . Am morgen möchte mein liebchen zu einen Flohmarkt hier im Ort gehen (Fahren). In der nacht war es sehr regnerisch und laut da wir wegen demSsat Empfang umparken mussten und dadurch unter einem Baum standen. Muste ich wegen dem Lärm in der Nacht noch umparken . Nach dem Frühstück sind wir dann zu der Halle gefahren wo ein Flohmarkt war. Frauchen hat dann wieder einiges für sich gefunden. Fürs womo haben wir dann zwei Klappstühle für 5€ bekommen. Nach dem Flohmarkt noch einen Kaffee getrunken. Um 16.45 waren wir zuhause. ..Read more

  • Day2

    Michaels Mittagspause

    May 12, 2018 in the Netherlands ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    unterdessen klärt Bernd noch ein Paar Hotlinefälle 😂

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Gemeente Dordrecht, Dordrecht, Dordreque

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