We arrived at the Hook of Holland
on Sunday 12th October 2003 on the Ferry from Harwich. The journey was
3½ hours long and the ferry travelled at about 75km/h. There was
only one small area to stand outside and that was at the back but enough
to let the GPS see the sky and work out the speed. There was no sign of
customs control so we were set loose on the Dutch roads. First stop was
up north, The Hague, to deliver paintings to my aunt Jean.
We then turned south and headed towards the inland seas with their dams
and lock gates. The wind was blowing across the land and wobbling Nelly
around, yes, The Netherlands were as flat as expected. There were lots
of fields of Brussel sprouts around us, ready for Christmas, which was
After a brief stop to change drivers, we turned inland towards Breda,
Pim and Thandie. The directions were great and we found it no problem.
A very warm welcome awaited us and some very tasty pie for dinner.
Late into the night we were talking about 101ís and travelling around
Africa. Pim and Thandie are shipping their 101 to Durban in May and having
an extended holiday next summer so, we may meet up again at the end of
Monday morning we looked around Breda for a new wing mirror and found
one but it was too expensive, so we changed the broken mirror to the driverís
side instead and maybe later will find a new one. Lunch time saw us saying
good-bye and driving off south to Belgium.