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Provincie Overijssel

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  • Day845

    Ravenhorst Camperpark, Diepenham

    October 19, 2018 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    The number of free camperplaatzen are dwindling as we head south. Although the little Dutch towns we've been staying in are lovely to look around, we feel we need a change of scenery. Therefore we've taken a break from the free camperplaatzen and settled into Ravenhorst Camperpark in Diepenham for €12.50 a night with electric. The leisure batteries had been underperforming to the extent we thought we needed new ones, but since forking out a couple of euros here and there for electric hookup, they seem to have been rejuvenated.

    Ravenhorst is set amongst miles of open fields, criss crossed by canals. It has space for 20 or so vans on grassy pitches. Unlike at a campsite, there is a limit of five nights, nobody checks us in and payment is via an envelope in an honesty box. When we arrive we plan to only spend a couple of days here, but a couple turns into four as we relish the greenery and time away from the hustle and bustle of towns.

    It is lovely to have some outdoor space to call our own, so we get the table and chairs out and Poppy begrudgingly lays in the sun with Vicky. Will spends a great many hours sitting on the bank of the nearby canal, fishing. On the first day he is lucky enough to spot a Kingfisher; always a special sight. He is improving his technique and patience and usually manages to catch a few tiddlers at least, but at the end of the second day he finds himself with a huge pike on the other end of the line! He reckons it must have swallowed a little fish he'd caught and was trying to land. The thin line he is using isn't designed for fish over half a metre long and he has to play the pike very carefully, scooping it up in his net despite it being far too big. Pike are known for their nasty bite (they even have teeth on their tongue and roof of their mouth!) so Will removes the hook very carefully and returns the fearsome predator to the canal.

    With loads of walking and bike trails signed, we explore the local area by tandem. There are canalside paths and the single track roads are unbusy, many of them bordered by the great woody columns of tree trunks. When cycling between two fields we come accross an unexpected bonus; a 250 year old oak tree with a spiral staircase winding up to a large, earth covered platform in its canopy, giving 360° views of the countryside! It even has a garden bench for you to sit on and take in the sights! De Boomtuin or Tree Garden was built by artist Jeroen Kooijmans as part of 'The Non Urban Gardens; Garden of the 21st century project' back in 2014 and is free and open to the public.

    We revel in the quiet and back at the van Will bakes olive and tomato focaccia so we don't need to go to town for bread. Vicky makes use of the electric and water supply to give the inside of the van the cleaning of its life and power through the dirty washing, setting it outside to dry. It is rare we spend so long in one place and she enjoys having the time to set our little home straight.

    The nights are cold and the mornings misty. The first night drops below 1°C and the following dawn is glorious; pinky orange hues colouring the clouds before the massive pale golden circle rises behind tall trees, slotting into the vapour layer like a pound coin into a vending machine.

    When it comes time to go we both feel mentally relaxed and are ready for a bit more exploring. When the driving seats are turned around Poppy insistently pushes her way to the front and lays down between them in her travelling position. After 4 days of chilling out in her bed it looks like she is keen to see some new sights too!
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  • Day844

    Enter

    October 18, 2018 in the Netherlands ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    We have entered the town of Enter (sorry, couldn't resist) and parked up in their free camperplaats. The side road we are on is quiet but on either side of the three van bays is a huge pile of sand. They are digging up the road in the residential area nearby and the street looks like a beach there is so much sand!

    On the journey here a stretch of heathland provided a change of scenery from the grassy fields and dykes we are used to in the countryside. The heather had lost its purple bloom but it was a refreshing change all the same. As we inch southwards there are a few more contours on the map, but the small rises and dips could hardly be described as hills and valleys. Corridors of tall Oaks and Beech drop their colourful leaves into the breeze as we drive through. We really do love the sights Autumn brings with it!

    Enter's camperplaats is another with a 24 hour restriction but we make the most of our time by walking into town, where we find a giant clog that features in the Guinness Book of Records. We buy a few bits and bobs from the supermarket then Will spends the afternoon fishing at the small lake nearby. There is a cute wooden boat house with what looks like a café over the water but both are closed. The sun is warm and Vicky tries to encourage Poppy to sit outside but she isn't interested so Vicky joins Will by the water with her knitting. A Dutch motorhome is parked near the lake and stays there overnight. Their view is undoubtedly better than ours but we wouldn't have risked it.
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  • Day21

    Kartuli ja muu kasvatus

    July 17 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Sõidame mööda teed, mis ei ole kiirtee ning ümberringi on iga põllulapp kaetud mingi kultuuriga. Siin kohas on super palju kartulit. Lisaks oleme näinud õuna, pirni, maisi, kirsse, sibulat ja midagi tubakalehega sarnast.
    Metsa siin pole üldse.
    Leidsime ka kütust, mis oli 1,2euri liiter.

  • Day21

    I'm on a boat

    July 17 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Rentisime paadi 25euri tund, et sõita tiir Giethoorni kanalites. Valida sai ka rohkem kui tund aga me otsustasime, et ei taha päikese käes ära sulada. Täiesti oli olemas ka kaardimakse võimalus. (Meie sularaha on nullis ning loodame sellepeale, et põhjapool saab koguaeg kaardiga maksta. Seni on see õnnestunud, isegi vetsumaksu sai viipekaardiga tasuda.)
    Paatidel siin on kõigil vist elektrimootorid, millel on kaks käigu kiirust ja edasi ja tagasi. Väga lihtne.
    Rendikohast anti meile väike kaart ka, et me teaks, mis tiiru me tunni ajaga ära jõuaks teha.
    Nüüd oleme jõudnud keset suurt järve. Siin ujuvad ekstra sõbralikud luiged oma poegadega. Kahel saarel on ka lastelaager/aed/hoid vms.
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  • Day21

    Paadiummik Giethoorni kanalites

    July 17 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Oleme jõudnud kanali osasse. Kallastel on väga armsad ja hästi hooldatud majad ja aiad. Mõnel istub ka kanali ääres koer, kes tervitab kõiki paadiga sõitjaid.
    Kuna siin sõidavad ka natuke suuremad paadid kui meie oma ja igast suunast suundub just siia teele paadid siis oleme sattunud paatide ummikusse. Pole varem sellises ummikus olnud ning olukord on väga põnev. Meie ees on noored, kes sõidavad äärest äärde kaldasse sisse ning taga on pere, kes on juhirolli pannud noore lapse ja tema sihiks on iga silla post ära märkida.Read more

  • Day1

    Avia

    August 27 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    8 Motorräder gegen eine Zapfsäule. Es dauerte, aber am Ende hatten alle ihr Benzin im Tank.
    Merke, es gibt auch Tankstellen, die noch Wachstumspotenzial in sich haben.
    Kurz danach erreichen wir Holland. Nach Deutschland der zweite Länderpunkt.

  • Day1

    Fähre

    August 27 in the Netherlands ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    Eine kleine Seefahrt, die ist lustig und günstig. 1 Euro pro Person inkl. Motorrad.
    Bei dem Preis hätte man eigentlich noch mal fahren können.

  • Day11

    Avondje naar de Bingoooo

    August 20 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    We gaan wat leuke prijsjes meenemen!

You might also know this place by the following names:

Provincie Overijssel, Overijssel, Oerisel, 오버레이설 주, Overissel, Оверайссел

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