Rotterdam

 Views from EuroMast in Rotterdam
 Views from EuroMast in Rotterdam

After a sleep in that was interrupted by an early morning phone call, was at EuroMast which is a tall spire. We had a chance to watch people abseil from the platform where the photos above were taken from. There was another bit where you could take a flying fox type thing down from the same level and across the adjacent park.

It was a good view since the country is so flat you could see for a long way.

From there we went to the coast. There were quite a lot of locals at the beach but it wasn't what this Aussie guy was used to. We saw one optimist as the waves barely made it to ankle height. We just enjoyed doing nothing while having an ice cream.

 You wanted Windmills ?
 You wanted Windmills ?

Seeing that we were in the land of windmills we had to go have a look and some. There were some modern electricity generating windmills but they're not the same. We climbed up inside one of the real ones and saw how it could be turned to point into the wind and how it could be stopped with brakes. They were used to pump water from inside the dyke and back to the North Sea and as they could only raise the water about 1.2m so there was often a line of several windmills to raise the water over the height of the dyke.

twin brother and his girlfriend. A bit of a quiet night with a bit of tv after walking the dog.

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