Day two. I woke up to a lot of hail, and the morning dew frozen to my motorcycle. The tent was still moist, but it would take another 6 hours or so to get some proper (winter) temperatures and for the air to be dry.
Being the only camper on the camping, especially in this time of the year, the personnel was not prepared to me checking out. While the staff was finding out how to check out guests, I had some breakfast. With finishing my hot chocolate, I was on my way again.
Even though Harlingen has only a bit over 14k inhabitants, it is still the 4th biggest town in Friesland. The city gained its town priveleges in 1234, and is therefore even older than Amsterdam.
Interesting are the canal districts and the fortifications in the centre of Harlingen.
Another typical Frisian municipality with many small ‘hamlets’, canals, ditches and other watercourses
In terms of surface, both land and water, Súdwest-Fryslân is the largest municipality. The municipality is even larger now in 2014, since the municipality Boarnsterhim (which I visited on day one) joined Súdwest-Fryslân in January. In the near future also some towns of Littenseradiel will join this giant municipality.
Gaasterlan-Sleat is only one of the many Frisian municipalities that arised after the 1984 merges. 20 years later, many of these ‘new’ municipalities again fall victim to the urge of fusing the local authorities.
This town hall is located in a park, which looked really nice.
Skarsterlân’s main city is Joure, famous and inextricably linked to Douwe Egberts, a multinational coffee and tea company, because there they had their first store.
km total: 4599
done: 6 (123)
to do: 292