Can't wait to get to Holland - Photo courtesy of Pixabay
My other half has never been that keen on going abroad, and has always used the “there are loads of beautiful places in the UK” as an excuse. Given that her parents never wanted to go abroad I suppose this is to be expected.
Since owning the Accordo we have discussed going abroad, and whilst my other half will humour me and listen about how I want to break myself in with a week in the Netherlands before embarking on a trip visiting Switzerland, Germany and Austria, and then doing a trip through Denmark and up to Scandinavia, she has always made some excuse.
Last year I managed to get my wife across the Irish Sea to the Republic of Ireland, where we spent two weeks taking a trip from Dublin across country to the west coast, along a bit of the Wild Atlantic Way, around the Ring of Kerry (stopping off at a site for a few days half way around) and then driving back east to Rosslare. The trip was a success and whilst it wasn’t what I would consider abroad it was pretty close.
The other day my other half announced that we should go and spend a week in September in the Netherlands. This was totally out of the blue and not what I was expecting to hear, so when she went on to say that catching a ferry from Harwich to the Hook of Holland seemed the best way of getting there, I was totally dumbstruck. My other half had not only said she was keen to take the Accordo abroad, effectively giving me the green light to start doing some planning, but she had set the wheels in motion looking at how to get there, sailing times and how much it was going to cost.
It seems the plan has been laid and that September 2018 we are going to take the Accordo to mainland Europe and spend a week in the Netherlands.
I have to say that I am not totally convinced that taking a ferry from Harwich to the Hook of Holland is the best way to get there, as driving to Dover and getting a ferry to Calais or Driving to Folkestone and picking up the Euro Tunnel and then driving through France and Belgium seems to be a popular route. I have to say that I am not overly bothered how we get to the Netherlands at the moment, just as long as we get there.
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