Travelled : 53 kilometres from Doorn to Arnhem. The Netherlands.
Visited : Arnhem
Stayed : Dedicated motorhome parking area on the Rhein River in Arnhem, just a bin, electricity is available but it’s too expensive for us too bother with. N51.97340 E05.91585
The weather pattern has changed, instead of the odd shower in the morning, then clearing. The rain has continued for a second day. It’s not heavy but it’s steady. It’s only a relatively short drive to Arnhem, so we avoid the freeway and take the local roads most of the way. The roads in The Netherlands are amazing, I cannot remember seeing a pothole. There always seems to be an A road to wherever you want to go, no traffic lights, no roundabouts just multi-lane roads at 110-130 kph. The Hymer prefers about 90-100 kph so we hug the right lane.
After half an hour on the B road we give up and take the A12. The Hymer doesn’t really enjoy roundabouts and road calming devices and either do I. However it provided a snap shot of some of the lovely villages along this road. This leads me to another topic, the Dutch must be amongst the most house proud people we have experienced. Every village or town seems to be in competition with each other about who can have the cleanest, tidiest, just cut grass and neatly tended garden. Outside of Amsterdam there is virtually no graffiti, no rubbish and very little traffic. I digress…
We soon arrive in Arnhem and make our way down to the motorhome parking area on the Rhein River.
Travelled : 40 kilometres from Arnhem to Winssen, The Netherlands.
Visited : Winssen
Stayed : Camping De Muk, Winssen, all the usual camping facilities. €18 A very nice family run campsite set in a field. N51.86810 E5.91585
It was a peaceful night on the banks of the Rhein in Arnhem and the weather is still very drizzly. We have been talking to our English and American neighbors this morning, they are heading toward Rotterdam and we tell them about our experiences in the Schiedam a few days ago. We see no point staying here for another day in the drizzle and depart for Winssen. Our blogger friends Mark and Bev stayed at Camping De Muk last year. It’s an easy trip from Winssen back to Arnhem for our next adventure.
We have been on the road for nearly 6 weeks and the burn out is becoming evident. Pam is keen for a holiday within our travels so we will see what tomorrow brings.