Et voilà... Après 535 kms tout le monde est arrivé au bateau...35 degres tout le long du trajet...dur dur...rdv demain pour le début de l aventure
We went to this very wide, flat, windy, beach for our first set of challenges. First we tried our hands at archery. Since the equipment was not that high tech, we were all in the same boat and even people that might have had some experience found it a bit challenging to hit the target accurately.
Then we used these things that were basically nerf arrows and tried to shoot eachother. That was also nigh on impossible, although the 74 year old lady on the trip did manage to hit one guy right in the nuts. All the more impressive when you realize she was aiming at the guy next to him.
Then we all got to try our hand at flying these really big kites you needed two (or even four) strings to control. There were a bunch of people on the beach driving up and down in these little dune buggies that were propelled by these kites, but the learning curve for actually doing that was too steep for us. A couple people actually got the hang of it enough to ride for 20 feet or so, but more people just lost the kite or got pulled over in the buggy, so I figured it was a bad idea to even try that. Just fun to watch and fly the kite while standing on firm ground.Read more
Arrived at the camping Duindoorn in IJmuiden. Had a problem. The lock of one of the drawers broke and the drawer hit the floor. Floor and drawer damaged. Drawer repaired for the moment. Know what to do when we come back home. Got a nice present for the camper from Fleur's parents. Tomorrow, the ferryRead more
Drove from Luxembourg to IJmuiden to board the ferry Princess Seaways for the trip to Newcastle. Around Bruxelles a lot of traffic jams. We hit one with 45 minutes delay. After a stop in Puttershoek an easy drive to IJmuiden. At the port not only a lot of bikes but also oldtimers. The car stored on deck 5. Took a while to get on the shipRead more
Early Sunday morning. Still a bit damp with thunderstorms in the back ground. Part of the German WW2 Atlantikwall close to the camping site. The WN 81 Batterie Heerenduin was stationed here. Is now a museum. More information https://nl.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunker_Museum_IJmuiden andwww.bunkermuseum.nlRead more
Nach entspannter Fahrt in unserem Bulli erreichen wir das Fährterminal im Port of IJmuiden bei Amsterdam. Der Himmel ist strahlend blau aber es ist sehr windig. Wir stärken uns noch mit einem kleinen Picknick im Bus bevor wir an Board einchecken.
Nach dem Boarding geniessen wir an Deck der Princess Seaways in der Sky Bar bei strahlendem Sonnenschein unser erstes Guiness. Cheers!
Anschliessend probieren wir im Duty Free Shop schottischen Whisky. Die roten Backen haben wir aber nicht davon, sondern die liegen darin, dass die Klimaanlage in unserer kleinen Kabine defekt ist und erst repariert werden muss. Danach sinkt die Kabinentemperatur von 28 auf 21°. Jetzt ist es zwar von der Temperatur her erträglich, aber die Überfährt ist insgesamt sehr stürmisch und der Maschinenlärm dröhnt in den schlafenden Ohren.Read more
You might also know this place by the following names:
IJmuiden, Ĳmuiden, Эймёйден