Alkmaar and surrounds
Trip Start Aug 15, 2010
54Trip End Oct 10, 2010
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Where I stayed
Age & Metje Cuperus' apartment
After lunch we went to see some traditional windmills and a pumping station. Again we learnt a lot about the moving of water to make more land available - a lot of the country is below sea level. We learnt that this was started back in the 1500's! Clever people. We saw a windmill in use for moving water, and because it was such a windy day the parts were really moving quickly.
It rained again off and on all day and there was a cold wind
Back in Alkmaar we backed up all our photos onto two external harddrives, so we could clear off the memory cards. About 800 photos so far :-) Some of those will form panoramics later on though. We also did some washing and Lisa failed to think about the fact Matt's new red sleeping bag liner had not been washed before so put it (since it was silk) in with the woollens, ... which are now all splotchy pink. So annoying as one merino top had been oatmeal in colour so really soaked up the red dye! And my favourite merino tank which was blue-green is now a hideous blue-purple-ick! The clothes that are ruined were fairly new also :-(
In the evening we went out to a Greek Restaurant for dinner. We had never eaten Greek before but it was very nice. We walked back to the apartment through the carnival/fair.