Staying in the Kijkduin Vakantiepark right on the coast, we've settled into a peaceful routine normally involving a little bit of exercise, juicing, walking on the beach, reading a book, heading off somewhere on our bikes and stopping by Esther's Oma (grandma - who's 97) for a bit of dinner and to play some hands of a traditional dutch card game -klaverjassen (although we have adapted the game as there are only 3 of us). Sometimes we change the order around but that sums up most of the past week. Very relaxing. The park did get a little busy this past few days as there was a Dutch national 4-day holiday, but I suppose I better get used to the crowds with July and August just around the corner.
As we've been able to get around so easily on our bikes everyday we haven't had to move the van all week, but today we made a special trip to collect Oma from her apartment and take her out to the beach for the afternoon as well. I even had to get the suncream on as we sat for several hours with Esther and Oma enjoying freshly squeezed orange juice in one of the beach cafes at Kijkduin. I had a cup of tea of course which all sensible people know is the drink of choice on a roasting sunny day.
|Mr and Mrs Moorhen and family|
We've been debating where to head to next and the original plan of heading up to Norway first before tracking south as the summer passed has been put in doubt with concerns over the high probability of a lot of rain in the next couple of weeks. Looking at the long term forecast for June there is a definite drizzly feeling about the most northerly parts of Europe and with average temperatures in the mid-teens we're not sure that's the best place for us to start. The alternative is to head south towards the Alps first and maybe come north again if it gets too hot. Decisions decisions. I'll let you know what we decide, if we can tear ourselves away from the beach that is.