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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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  • Day11

    Komoot = Kommt Gut !!

    May 29, 2017 in the Netherlands ⋅

    Kurz nach acht Uhr ging es heute los. Mein app (komoot.com) leistete wieder unglaubliche Dienste. Vielen Dank für den tollen Tipp, Martin!👍 (Mittlerweile habe ich sogar rausgefunden, wie ich das app laufen lassen muss, damit der Akku des iphones nicht schon nach 60km auf 10% ist!)
    Schon nach 5km fuhr ich wieder an Kanälen entlang, an denen extra für Radfahrer wie mich teilweise superschöne Windmühlen aufgestellt waren‼️😉
    Utrecht streifte ich kurz und weiter gings auf perfekten Velowegen. Holland ist echt für Radfahrer gemacht! (tolle Radwege, meistens flach: heute 345 Höhenmeter bei 141 km, IMMER 😉 Rückenwind‼️) Aber was einem nicht umbringt ....... ‼️
    Laut Wetterbericht sollte es hier in Deventer morgen zwischen 02:00 und 05:00 regnen! Ich werde wohl den Wecker richten und kurz aufstehen, um wieder einmal ein paar Regentropfen zu spüren‼️😉
    Anyway, 950 km ohne einen einzigen ☔️- tropfen, ich könnte nicht zufriedener sein.👍
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  • Day2

    Giethoorn

    September 11, 2018 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Nach unserer ersten Nacht im Wohnmobil machten wir am heutigen Tage eine entspannte Bootsfahrt durch die Grachten von Giethoorn.
    Ein wirklich schönes verträumtes Örtchen.
    Zum Abschluss gab es frisches Brot mit allerlei Dips und Soßen.

  • Day2

    Ossenzijl

    May 17, 2009 in the Netherlands ⋅

    Im Nieselregen starten wir von der namenlosen Insel zu unserer ersten Schleuse (Mr. H. P. Lindhorst Homan Sluis, das muß festgehalten werden), die wir bravourös meistern. Weiter gehts nach Ossenzijl, wo wir vergeblich versuchen Fisch zu kaufen ("Zondags gesloten"). Statt Fischbrötchen gibts also Schnittchen zum Mittagessen.Read more

  • Day2

    Giethoorn

    May 17, 2009 in the Netherlands ⋅

    Vorbei an Steenwijk geht es nach Giethoorn, wo wir im Passantenhaven De Zuiderkluft ein Stück außerhalb (das war der Hafen mit der fast nicht zu findenden Zufahrt) noch ein Plätzchen für unsere 2. Nacht mit der Nancy finden.
    Giethoorn mit seinen 2.500 Einwohnern wird wegen der vielen Grachten auch Holländisches Venedig genannt. Der Ort schlängert sich 8km um einen Dorfkanal, die Häuser stehen jeweils auf Anhöhen, fast jedes auf einer eigenen Insel und haben of noch die typischen Schilfdächer mit geschwungener Kamelform. Das ganze Dorf wird durchzogen von unzähligen Querkanälen.Read more

  • Day3

    Zwolle

    May 18, 2009 in the Netherlands ⋅

    ... bis wir gegen 18.30 Uhr Zwolle erreichen. Dort ergattern wir einen Anleger der besonderen Art: ein Pontonanleger, der über eine verrostete Kette an einem anderen Pontonanleger festgemacht ist, der wiederum über eine verrostete Kette an einem anderen Pontonanleger festgemacht ist, der wiederum... (das ganze war übrigens gar kein echter Anleger, sondern Teil einer Baustelle, welche irgendwann irgendwo anders zum Anleger werden sollte - dafür hat es aber auch nichts gekostet - okay, dafür gab's auch weder Strom, Wasser noch sonst etwas...)Read more

  • Day4

    Spoolder Sluis

    May 19, 2009 in the Netherlands ⋅

    Um 11.55 Uhr verlassen wir unseren Pontonanleger, nur um 5 Minuten später wieder anzulegen. "Nancy - die Brücke ist geschlossen!". Pech gehabt, aber irgendwann geht die Brücke wieder auf, vorbei am Stau auf der anderen Seite müssen wir vor der Spoolder Sluis erst mal warten, bis der Kran den Weg wieder frei macht. Die riesige Schleuse ist kein Problem für uns, unser Kapitän schießt sogar Fotos!Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

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

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