Itinerary in Holland
#LillyOnTheRoad #olanda #holland
21 April 2014
Utrech walking in the town.
My daughter Valeria argues that this museum in Eindhoven has been designed with Minecraft.
I don’t comment! Do it! I only say that this is the center of the city!
Go! Direction home! We’ll travel throughout the night and tomorrow … See you from my office!
20 April 2014
Open the tent to let go air at this hour of the morning? Hot??? Who would have thought! Happy Easter!
Ok! You don’t want to get up, I understand! I had so many ideas for today, so… #changeprogram #relax #idleness
Today they decide the program! An effort to move them of two meters!
The swans now are three!
I told you that it is hot here! For them it’s the middle of summer, for us – perhaps – a bit less…
No, they are two! It’s very hot!
I’m beginning to understand the strange laziness of Valeria this morning and why she didn’t want to go away from campsite!
Post a bit argumentative.
Lesson strictly in English, that here, of course, they all speak fluently.
If you don’t understand … you fall in the water. Maximum concentration to work together physical and brain.
Mumble mumble. Are we sure that in the days lost at school she would learn more?
This post has sparked debate. Who agrees, who doesn’t. If you want to know my opinion I invite you to read the interview of Tiziana (a teacher and now head teacher) that made me on her blog.
Great Valeria! She’s already upright!
Valeria comes back! Exhausted but ecstatic. The instructor asks several times if Valeria is really the first time that tries surf, not satisfied then he asks me too!
Now also explains the second part of the anomalous laziness of this morning.
Roberto: where we find another camp that gives me 10 amps of power and has a supermarket open on Easter Sunday??
Now everything is clear! Not fatigue, relaxation, nice location, …
Roberto and Valeria are absurd! Even the eggs they bought!
But now … this is professionalism!
We have a lunch at impossible hours but the style…
19 April 2014
The landscape outside our tent. Photo made just thinking of all those who repeat: Holland is beautiful, but the weather …
How you woke up this morning?
Seals hospital of Zeehondencreche in Pieterburen… mah! For me these places almost never do a good impression, of course… my daughter is fascinated!
Here’s the location of this night and the view that we will see tomorrow morning by opening the tent! I would say that today you can dine a little ‘late, but it’s worth the wait! Tonight we spend less than 7 Euros! We are at the camping Erkemederstrand.
Also tonight a swan as a neighbor!
#happy #family #thanks
18 April 2014
At checkout this morning they tell us that they never had italian guests in over twenty years working! This is the harbour. They still build sailers as in the past. Spectacular!
Photographer at work (be careful that the water is cold)!
Even the ship with the headlight installed on board!
Low tide. Lost the island because the ferries are all fully booked (and with exagerated costs). They told us that we can go on board with our bicycles. Ok!!!… Change program!
Wheel over the big dam! Be careful that wind you down!
Obviously, you don’t want stop to take a pictures of everything? But it all!
Wind farm. One word: awesome! The man is nothing in comparison!
What they are? Wind turbines! They will be more than 30 meters long and have a diameter of 2.5-3 meters! Today I really bowed in front of the technology!
What are these? Where we ended up today? Who was reading the map?? Kangaroos in Holland??
We met so ontheroad. Here the coordinates on the pictures.
Service communication to all those who want to come on holiday with me: here is hotter than home, but there are 9 degrees (downhill), the sun (which doesn’t heat up at all) and a wind that carries us away! But … we spend 5 euro to sleep at Easter! You know that I don’t make it for 5 euro (for this I would sleep in the car and I’d it warm), but only for my little big love! Do you know Valeria???
My daughter isn’t normal to go around the camping with this, but my husband … It is even less to get onboard!
17 April 2014
Only my husband can go to the supermarket to take two cookies for breakfast and come back with this XXL thing! Now I would like to understand where he’ll put it… The car isn’t small, but he would be able to fill a truck!
The harbour this morning!
Two cows when we waiting the boat…
Go! Calm sea and Roby is very happy!
Our fish (bottom method). It hasn’t been very productive for truth…
Now is better! Prawns from Texel!
The biggest dam. When technology and nature come together in a spectacular mix!
16 April 2014
One minute for boarding. Obviously at box they speak great English. The ferry, new and clean, despite the flood of people who carry every day, go. We climb the stairs and not even realize it. Free wifi on board, free and fast… No! That can’t work! I don’t come back in Italy!!
Almost there! I love the Holland and its fast connections! This on the ferry travels at twice my adsl and to connect … a click, no data, no login! Travelling in civilized countries makes it seem more and more miserable our reality!
Disembarking and a bit of tulips.
Ready to walk in the mud? We… a little less!
A beer is what we need!
This is Valeria after thinked his program! Tonight she wants to sleep in a tent at all costs and I can no longer boycott it! Then tomorrow morning at low tide want to go at dawn to walk in the mud to get to the other island and Roberto continue to say that it’s dangerous, cold, wet, muddy (obviously!) and many other things! What do we do for the child!
Beach on Texel.
Here they go on the beach with tractor!
I would rather sleep in the lighthouse that in a tent… to tell the truth I’d rather sleep in a car that also in the tent…
Ok! But this lighthouse is wonderful!
The dams are always impressive.
Here the eggs (as well as milk and cheese) selling like this! The small box is full of money, obviously since this morning they have sold several. You look, you can serve, let the money and go! Don’t ask me why I love it so much the north and the Nordic peoples!
The harbour and tomorrow… seals!
I’m not expert about camping (thankfully), but the campsite with a private bathroom is better! Obviously, clean and with everything you need inside. Outside games for children. They are too far ahead! I, after 25 years, sleeping in a tent again, all for my baby!
Finished work in spite of everything! Supermariobros alias Roberto resolved all. On the other hand … It was logical that simply make happy Valeria, right? Finally we go to eat!
Luckily our sleeping bags, bought more than twenty years ago, is Salewa and guaranteed down to -20 degrees! Nothing cold!
15 April 2014
The floating flower market in Amsterdam. Here for a moment made me want to retract my natural aversion to the care of the garden!
But… just for a moment! I don’t really have a green thumb!
The tulips! Infinite fields of each color. Beautiful.
The pictures don’t do justice properly.
Hectares and hectares multicolors.
Obviously can’t miss the mills. In this area are many and all very well preserved.
Just find an open gate … of course we come!
Look: beautiful and huge!
A thousand shades.
Obviously Valeria has run through instantly!
The perfect combination: windmills and tulips.
To conclude the day (every hundred meters we were stopped to take pictures!) … We sleep here tonight!
14 April 2014
Awakening to the marina with our neighbors to the boat. Wonderful swan’s nest with 7 eggs!
Marina quiet and unfortunately … we have to return the boat. With much regret, we’d have held at least two more months to be able to see almost the whole Holland!
#lillyontheroad continue with second part to discovery islands!
13 April 2014
Today we tried almost all!
Tipical village inside national park.
Navigation within beautiful places!
We meets giants.
Silted up in the bay… and it wasn’t just beautiful…
Wind and bicycle. This is the result.
Sunburned in Holland before Easter … I only able! But it’s so nice to be always on the top deck!
12 April 2014
Today we eat well!
There are those who relaxes and who working.
From captain to cook a photographer! Perfect husband!
Rest after lungh.
This village is super: Gietshoorn! #leboat #lillyontheroad
In places so I would spend a time every day for a coffee!
11 April 2014
Just open the bridges we go!
It’s always nice to pass by boat on the cars.
Just comes out a little sun ... there are those who go at the top!
Passage in a small town…
… and in a very small canal. Wonderful!!! Great Roby!
Today we do lunch in the middle of nowhere!
The sun is hot and we enjoy it all.
Beautiful reflections in the lake.
The sky reflects unique colors.
New marina. Other place. We are in Echtenerbrug.
Go by bicycle!
By the way.
Arrived. Perfect parking in Dokum. Under mills. Perfect location for lunch.
Leeuwarden in the center.
The town is fantastic. Thousand pub and restaurants, clean, tidy, wifi everywhere, a library wonderful tonight … you just can’t go to sleep!
Even those who, like us, don’t love the nightlife, change idea. It’s nice turn into the streets of downtown.
We come back late at night … very late!
09 April 2014
Wake up early in the morning in the deserted marina.
The sun is smiling on us today … at least for the moment!
Summerhouse with mooring. Great location. Quite and relaxing.
The bridge is too low!
Trought the weir. We are in national park: Lauwersmeer.
Go. Destination: the big dam!
Mill by the way.
Wind and cold… and rain too.
We went back to the boat in these conditions!
08 April 2014
Started in the early morning … or almost!
Meteo is our friend… we hope!
We meets it. Given the size, better not to make him angry.
Marina di Princenhof and we go with our bicycles.
The playground is almost larger than the village.
Storks which lurk everywhere.
A ride on horseback? With this wind is ideal.
Here you will encounter the container that seem “float” on the grass.
Other polder. So hard to go against the wind!
Even the geese keep us company …
…and flight up at our arrival.
Just comes out a little sun the water reflects the sky blue.
Go Roby! You’re always last!
Do you want to know the history of this ticket? The message is clear! Try to guess in the comments, it’s impossible! Tomorrow I will tell you if someone has guessed it!
Ok! I explain all.
My father studied at school, more than 50 years ago, a few words of English. We leave him alone in the boat moored in the marina just to go to inspect around and is presented to him a man. Obviously the guy speaks fluent english and my father doesn’t understand or who he is, nor what he wants and he obviously don’t know how to explain. My father has so a flash of genius: he has a good idea to try to write. What he meant was more or less: I don’t speak English, my daughter yes, and come back in two hours.
When we arrived back at the sight of my grandfather (who died several years and had already 90) but he knew the english because he studies for two hours … we could no longer stop laughing!
07 April 2014
Here are our neighbors boat with egg in the nest!
Sun coming. Luckily we just docked. Tonight we spend the night moored in the middle of nature. Nothing marina.
Go! Left or right?
Fifteen minutes of school and we are ready to go! Perfect organization! The base of Le Boat in Woudsen is truly a sight to efficiency.
Our first windmills!
While I use free and very fast wifi in the library, my daughter disappears for an hour in the maze of shelves and environments. What she understand in Dutch, I don’t know … but she likes spending time here!
And, note color, she is back with the Dutch version of the Little Prince!
Dalla quota (ma siamo arrivati anche a -15 mt), si capisce vero dove siamo?
06 Aprile 2014
Ready, steady,… go!
2 April 2014
The first destination for LillyOnTheRoad that opens this section as I written in the last post.
Thanks to collaboration with Le Boat, Europe’s #1 Boating Vacation company, in a few days we’ll leave to discovery the Netherlands in houseboat.
The blooming of the tulips is the best time to discover a country perfect for bicycle. Windmills, canals and colorful fields are ideal to take a pictures that I love so much and the good web connections in Holland will facilitate this experiment.
I just have to get organized and go! Follow the next update April 6 (because the others I don’t know when will) and the hasthag on social network!
#LillyOnTheRoad #olanda #holland #leboat