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June 26th 2012
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We drove down to Venlo, to see the Delta Waterwerk. On the way down, we got separate from Joop & Andrew, so we pulled off at a gas station to wait for them. While we were waiting, I found that there was a geocache nearby, so I sent Dejo, Jerome & Ans off to search for it. It turned out to be a bucket, hanging under a bridge (Jerome found it).

The WaterWerk is a ginormous dam/gate, but is part of a whole system of water control mechanisms. They had a pretty comprehensive display of the flood of 1953, and the history of the area, as it relates to water.

Then we drove to Klundert, to see the house where Dejo's mom grew up.

We went to Ron & Elian's for dinner. It was a nice evening, with good conversation. Dejo & I rode bikes over, and on the way back, took the long way home, going down almost to Gouda and back.


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These aren't hooked up....These aren't hooked up....
These aren't hooked up....

...or Dejo cold have flooded Zuid-Holland
Joop & Jerome, testing their strengthJoop & Jerome, testing their strength
Joop & Jerome, testing their strength

An interactive display of the physics at work here
Joop's on boardJoop's on board
Joop's on board

We caught the little train back to the visitor center -- it was a bit of a walk!
The Secker placeThe Secker place
The Secker place

Wil and her family lived here until the floods forced them out


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