Sorry, no blogpost yesterday. We decided to stop here in Appingedam for a few days and although it is nice here, we are sure you are not really all that interested in our shopping experiences!
Today however was 'Damsterdag', the main event of which appeared to be the 'papier corso', a procession of floats mainly made mainly out of paper. The theme was 'Disney / Dream Works'. As it had been raining all morning, our expectations for a 'paper based' event were not that high. Fortunately, the rain stopped for about half an hour at just the right moment and we were most pleasantly surprised by quite a few very nice floats, put on mainly by schools in the Delfzijl / Appingedam area. The route was lined by lots of people, it was very pleasant, all in all. We were sorry that we left the camera at home because of our low expectations.
This is clearly a big event here and as I write this, just before 8pm, there are lots of people flocking to the church where the prize giving will be.
Tomorrow, we'll move about 20KM to Groningen. The weather continues to be rainy, in fact there are not many dry spells predicted until Friday when we put Onbekommerd to bed for the winter.