@Schulmanator: Yes it was, imagine biking in that cold. I had to and it is a bad as it sounds like.(there is something nice at it in some way) Next week the temperatures are going back to normal which means I can no longer ice skate L. I’m glad you liked the flag, this week I made some more pictures in gimp.
@NMUspidey: Yes it usually never happens here either, it was the coldest week since 1944 I believe, "the Winter of hunger"
Today I wanted to do something different. Insired by the many roadtrips around I mad one my self in Nathanthemayor's style he showed in his Cj the United Cities. The trip will be trough th eprovince of Stroomland [str-ohm Lah-nt]which means “stream land”. We will mainly drive on the N1, wich follows the meanders of the river Tuur [Tu:r]
I am very sorry about the errors in the left of pictures, I don't know how that happened
We start just south of the village Best, which we pass.
The N1 exits from itself, the N17 replaces the N1, we are heading for Jolen
The entrance sign of Jolen. Jolen is a very stretched out village and also home to Kasteel Jolen [Kah-stayle Yo-len], the castle of Jolen. Let’s take a look at it.
The core of the town. We go to the left (north)
We take the Bergweg (north) to reach the castle
This small castle has been a very important link in the defense of both the cities Ture and Bijsterveld, which can be easily accessed by the river.
We go down again to the N1
At Karpershoek we will enter the A1, we go straight ahead (north)
An overview of the river meandering around the castle hill
And soon we enter the village Karpershoek [Kahrpers-hook] home to the Stroomdalen (Stream Valleys) National Park
In Karpershoek we drive across the Karpersbridge to cross the river.
We take the A1 in the direction to Aker
Just 3 kilometres to go until the end of our trip
Large mansions at the entrance of the NP imagine how much they’d cost!
We made it to Ooiedal [Oy-uh-dahl] our destination!
I hope you enjoyed this roadtrip, please let me know!