Online in the van.

When we first entered Holland I went in to six or seven phone shops to see if I could buy a data only sim for my mobile phone.  I was offered several packages each one costing in excess of 30 Euro and giving me far more than I required.  We left Holland and entered Germany  and I tried there a couple of times with similar results.  Today I went in to a little touristy port town called Harlingen back in Holland  and found a cheapo sim card for 10 euro that would give us enough data for a month of facebooking, blogging and emailing whilst we travel.  I have inserted said sim in to an old phone that I brought with us just for that purpose and now we are in contact with the world again. 

 

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Here are a few pictures to show everyone the sort of places we sleep. 

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Mostly we sleep in yacht havens, harbours, marinas of dingy car parks at the back of sports facilities.  (only once but it was for free!)  These usually cost us about 7 to 10 Euro ( 5.5  to 8 UK Pounds) per night and keep us supplied in fresh water, electricity, fishing and great views. 

 

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These places also allow us somewhere dump our rubbish, ditch our waste water and empty the toilet cassette.

 

 

We have seen some unusual sights on our travels through Holland:

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Very low flying Nederland Air Force jets

 

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Wickerwork Gandalfs.

 

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Pleasing uses for discarded phone boxes.

 

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Soggy car parks.

 

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Some pretty unique Motorway signage.

 

And with that its beer o’clock and my turn to cook tea.