First: some of you asked how we take Bella with us when we travel by bike. Well this is how:
Friday we went to the seal rehabilitation centre of miss Lenie ‘t Hart. Lenie ‘t Hart has been rehabilitating sick and injured seals since the centre was founded in Pieterburen in 1971. The centre has evolved from a simple ‘crèche’ for young seals to a scientific research-based seal hospital, with accompanying facilities such a quarantine, a chemist and modern research facilities. Hundreds of seals are cared for annually. The center rescues seals that have been injured by boats or fishing nets and those that have been sickened due to pollution. The center also rescues orphaned pups. All rehabilitated seals are released into the wild after their rehabilitation period, which lasts from several weeks to a maximum of six months. None of the animals remain in captivity and none of the seals are bred. The center also collects pieces of fishing nets that float in the sea and injure the animals.
This has been the worst day when it comes to the weather, nothing but rain all day. Which was a pity because they had all kinds of activities at the park that day. We went there in the afternoon but were soaking wet within minutes so went back to the house. In the evening it was dry but very chilly and we went back for another look.
Finally sunshine but still a lot of wind. We decided to take a long walk with Bella. We walked 7K (between 4 and 5 miles). Unfortunately I forgot sunscreen and now I’m a bit burned in my neck and on my arms. The rest of the day we took it easy and relaxed at the house and went out for our final dinner.
We went home early because today it’s very hot in Holland (35C / 95 degrees), way too hot for me. My body isn’t liking this but after tomorrow it gets cooler again. We were home before lunch and I was happy to see this blooming:
We also have a new visitor in the pond which I don’t like at all, I’m not a fan of frogs.
We had a great vacation, once again it reminded us that we live in a beautiful country. But there’s nothing like home and I’m glad to be back.