We left Bad Bentheim via the local Lidl, buying mainly wine and beer, at prices much lower than in the UK.
As we were in the car park, it started to rain, although not nearly as much as might be expected after such a long period of hot weather.
After a few miles we crossed the border into The Netherlands. We grabbed one of the remaining camper spaces at the camperstop at IJsselstein where we overnighted on our return home in 2016. A lovely location next to a river.
I went off for a welcome walk this afternoon, a circuit of about three miles, the return part being alongside the river. Quite a number of motor launches out and about. We both went for a stroll this evening around a park and woodland. A nice day and a lot cooler than of late.
Shopping in Lidl in Bad Bentheim this morning was a joy. Everything a third of the price it was in Norway, and wine as well. We stocked up on food for the journey tomorrow and quantities of German wine. No cartons this time though!
Today's planned journey should only have taken a couple of hours, but slow traffic as we approached Utrecht encouraged us to divert cross country and pick the motorway up again south of the city. It was a good move - an enjoyable drive through quiet country roads. We arrived at the Camperstop at the marina at Ijsselstein at about 2.30 and secured one of the two remaining places. We loved it here two years ago - it makes a perfect last night stop, just an hour away from the Hook of Holland. The temperature is a good 10 degrees less than yesterday, and a good breeze means it is really very comfortable. I had a lazy afternoon - well, to be honest I slept - while Geoff went for a walk along the river. After supper we both went for a very pleasant walk, getting back just as it was getting dark, the sky still pink from a lovely sunset. A good day.
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