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Europe » Netherlands » Limburg » Venlo May 24th 2018

"I know it, I can feel it, we are doomed, this is not going to end well", wails the uncle with Parkinson's from the backseat of the Ford Fo-koos, rented in Kaldenkirchen just across the border from the southern city of Venlo, where Mr Henry's two uncles, after a lifetime of missionary globetrotting, have fetched up next door to each door in seniors living. It's late afternoon. Parkinson uncle can only manage brief shuffles, clutching indiscriminately at furniture, indoor plants, small souvenir wood carvings and electrical wiring, but earlier that day his objections to the "little outing" proposed by Other uncle were swept aside. The Ford Fo-koos's trip odometer has recorded over 450 kilometres that day and the outside of Burg Elst (medieval castle) has been admired and also the River Mosel (from whose banks the ... read more

Europe » Netherlands » Limburg » Venlo June 26th 2012

Geo: 51.3727, 6.17237We 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 ... read more
A fine welcome at WaterWerk
These aren't hooked up....
Heading up the road to the WaterWerk




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