Road trip – Fourth leg – Brielle to Belgium and home

We left Brielle on Thursday morning about half eleven, returning the John key to Margret for 20€ and foolishly leaving behind the doormat. We stopped at the supermarket on the way out of town. It was shut. No sign of opening any time soon, so, perplexed, we moved on to the self service station just out of town. It was card only, but didn’t take … Continue reading Road trip – Fourth leg – Brielle to Belgium and home

Road trip – third leg Zoutelande to Brielle

Having previously been impressed with the squiggly nature of the Dutch coastline we, or at least I, was looking forward to today’s drive. The weather was a bit pants, but being a driving day it wasn’t so much of an issue. We discovered that a lot of the roads ran along fortifications to keep the blessed water out and when we got to Vroewenpolder at … Continue reading Road trip – third leg Zoutelande to Brielle

Road trip – Second Leg – Zuydcoote via Belgium to Zoutelande

We left Zuydcoote beach after a reasonably leisurely morning and after stocking up on Gina, Knackis, goats cheese and crusty bread, headed for Belgium. We were only a few ks off the frontier, and it was so underwhelming I missed a photo opportunity. Belgium seemed to be an interminable road running alongside a tram track, parallel to the beach but on the inland side of … Continue reading Road trip – Second Leg – Zuydcoote via Belgium to Zoutelande

3 countries in 1 week – some statistics

In December we had the bright idea of a trip to Nederlands. The ferry from Hull would be long and pricey with the van, but a drive from Dunkerque would fall into acceptable parameters and the good old DFDS ferry was much more pocket friendly and thus it was decided – road trip – France, Belgium, Netherlands and back. Despite having made this decision, very … Continue reading 3 countries in 1 week – some statistics