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Sep 14, 2017 - Lunch in The Netherlands

One of the huge benefits of living in Europe is that you can decide, on a whim, to go visit another country just for lunch. We are lucky to be living about 1 ½ hours from the border with The Netherlands so did exactly that: drove there to visit Bourtange, on the Dutch/German border and to have lunch! Fort Bourtange is a star fort, a pentagon or hexagon with bastions at the corners of the walls. It was built in 1593 to control the only road between Germany and the city of Gronigen, which was controlled by the Spaniards during the time of the...

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Apr 20, 2013 - Bourtange

The floats and cars from last nights parade were scheduled to parade again for about forty kilometres up the coast to Haarlem. This was to be a all day event leaving at 9.30am and getting to Haarlem at 9.30pm. We decided that as we had seen all the floats last night we would give today's parade a miss and head up North to Den Helder. We had picked up a Travel Bug in one of the caches in Amsterdam which had a note asking for it to be taken to Den Helder. A Travel Bug is a special cache token that is moved from one cache to another and it's...

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