Day 2- Balkbrug

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The bicycle path from the campsite to Balkbrug

After a bit of a restless night (mum, I need to go to the toilet, mum, I’m too hot/cold/whatever) we finally woke up just after 8.30am, not bad! We had breakfast and the weather was gorgeous so the kids played outside after that until I decided we were going to cycle into the village to get some supplies. I ended up getting so disposable plates and cups (of which I must have about 100 at home) and bread and cold meats and the likes, plus some ingredients for dinner. We then rode back to the campsite where the girls enjoyed playing outside for most of the day with some new-found friends, and I sat outside reading for a lot of it. It is great not to have to do anything and just relax.

 

In the afternoon I decided to go for a short bike ride, back to see some nice buildings we rode past in the rain yesterday to take some pictures.

On the way to Balkbrug
After that it was more reading and chatting to the owner of the campsite and watching the kids play.

 

After dinner there was a fishing competition for kids being held at the back of the campsite. Both girls wanted to participate and someone was nice enough to loan us a rod. Some kids got really lucky, one in particular who caught eight fish of which the biggest was 16 centimeters. I have no idea what the fish is called in English, it is “voorn” in Dutch I think. Unfortunately the girls didn’t catch anything and Reagan decided she did not like fishing… J Honestly I couldn’t agree more!

 

After the fishing competition the girls had a shower and then my stepmother who lives nearby arrived for coffee and to give the girls some colouring in books for the holiday. I haven’t figured out yet where I’m going to pack them… She left around 10.30pm so some more reading and then bed for me, until my phone rang and I ended up talking to a friend for about an hour.

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The bicycle path from the campsite…
The bicycle path from the campsit…
On the way to Balkbrug
On the way to Balkbrug
Our cabin and picnic table
Our cabin and picnic table
The skelter kids could use at the …
The skelter kids could use at the…
The playground
The playground
Church
Church
Information centre
Information centre
Plaque on the church with original…
Plaque on the church with origina…
Plaque indication the date of rest…
Plaque indication the date of res…
Farmhouse and shed
Farmhouse and shed
Farmhouse
Farmhouse
Area beside the information centre
Area beside the information centre
Jordan and her newfound friend pla…
Jordan and her newfound friend pl…
Girls playing (or relaxing?)
Girls playing (or relaxing?)
Girls playing
Girls playing
The fishing lake
The fishing lake
Reagan and Jordan fishing
Reagan and Jordan fishing
Balkbrug
photo by: pms70