Alf finds a new friend in Weista

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When we last left you Alf was in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, well since then he has been in Germany and Denmark which is in Scandinavia.

The first place Alf went to in Germany is Weista to stay on the farm which belongs to Joob and Antonius who are friends and relatives of Oma and Opa (Thea’s parents).   On the farm Alf met Millie Moo and fell firmly in love with her.

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Whilst he was on the farm he got to meet some other animals too including sheep and cows.

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He also got to drive a tractor – well sit in it and pretend to drive it.   I bet you would love to drive a tractor.   I know that Mckenzie would.

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About 15 minutes walk from the farm house is a log cabin set by a lake.   Alf had great fun running there with Millie one day.  Thea rode the bike and Alf ran beside it – which he though was far better than getting inside the horrible trailer – if a bit tiring after a while.

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In this picture you can see Joob pulling Alf up from the lake.  Joob and Thea though Alfie wanted to go for a swim – but in fact he had found some bones there from a BBQ and was trying to get hold of them.   He did get some and through they were absolutely delicious.SONY DSC SONY DSC

 

This is the farm house and if you look closely you can see Alf by the door looking out after Millie who is running out to see what Thea is doing.

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Thea took Alf’s bed up stairs for him to sleep in but he took one look at the great big bed and decided that he was going to sleep in the bed instead.  It was extremely comfortable and once he got snuggled in there was no way he was moving.SONY DSC

 

This cows had just been put in the field for the first time ever – that is why there are in the cage because they need to get used to it first.   Can you imagine what it must look and smell like  having lived inside the barn up until that point.   I bet they thought it was fantastic – if a little scary until they got used to it.

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After a few days rest and exploring on the farm Alfie and Thea got back into Beryl and back on the road to continue their adventure.  They were heading up into the most northern part of Germany so they could get to Denmark.

The campsite they stopped in that night was in a place called Lindeburge Heidi.   Alf thought it was very cool because it had a parking spot just for him and his other doggie friends.   There was a house and drink there  – which Alf thought was a brilliant idea as he was a little bit thirsty.   Can you see instead of a parking sign for a car there is a parking sign for dogs – very cool.

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The campsite had a little beach bit with a funky chair in which Alf and Thea sat in for a bit.

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After that Alf was a little tired so he had a snooze.

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The next day they headed off into the heidi – which is the heather land – where heather grows.  Unfortunately the heather wasn’t in flower that day – it comes out in August and September.   But that didn’t stop Alfie having a ride in a horse and cart.

 

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On the way back to Beryl the camper van they found this little pony.  Don’t you think she is pretty?

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The next drive was a bit bumpy.  After driving on a small country road, the road changed from normal tarmac to a dirt road – which made the drive very very bumpy – which isn’t very good when you are in a camper van.  SONY DSC

It wasn’t a very comfortable drive but it did mean they got to see these funny old Germany houses and barns.

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After a very long drive they stopped in a place called Plon which was by a great big lake.  This meant Alf got to go on another boat trip – this time the boat was quite big.

 

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After the visit to Plon they headed into Denmark.  This meant that they leaving Europe and going into Scandinavia.    In Denmark they visited some castles.   On one of the visits it was raining so Alf had to put on his rain coat.  Do you like it?

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At the first castle there was this beautiful peacock.  Aren’t the colours of his feather amazing.

 

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The castle also have a collection of cars, bikes and dolls.   There was even a a camper van – not as special as Beryl the campervan but still a pretty cool camper van.

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The campsite that night was by a beach – which Alfie got to explore.   He was a bit tired that day so they only went for a short walk – just long enough for Alf to taste the grass.   Alfie quite likes eating grass – not always but sometimes.SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC

The next day they visited another castle – they don’t let dogs go into the castles so you can Alfie waiting here whilst Thea had a quick look inside.

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That’s it for now.  The next stop on Alfie’s adventure is to Sweden.  But before he goes Alfie thought you might like to see where he sleeps when they are in Beryl   He and Thea sleep in a tent on the roof of Beryl – it’s quite cosy.   Night night.

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Alf visits four countries in two weeks

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Alf’s has been on his adventure for two weeks now and has been to four different countries already.   He started in England, then drove to France.  He only stayed in  France for a day before he, Thea and Beryl the campervan drove into Belgium.  After visiting Brugge and Ghent in Belgium, they all went to the Netherlands.

This is Alfie getting a bus into Brugge, which is in Belgium, rom the campsite.   Alf isn’t very good at waiting for buses, but he is learning to be patient.

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Alf particularly liked the smell of chocolate in Brugge.  There were lots of chocolate shops and he kept on trying to get Thea to let him go into one of them.   She wouldn’t take him, which he though was very unfair.  What Alfie didn’t realise is that human chocolate is very dangerous of dogs – so Thea was actually being kind to Alfie by not letting him eat the chocolate.

Alfie didn’t mind walking around a little bit with Thea but he really liked it when they stopped for a break – preferably in a bar.   He tried to get Thea to stop as often in possible so he could have a rest.  He quite liked the fact that Thea took his dinner out – so if they were out when it was time to eat he could have a picnic.

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The next day they drove on to Ghent – as you can see here sometimes when they are driving in Beryl, Alfie finds it a little boring.

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This is Alfie in Ghent on his first ever boat ride.  He didn’t mind it – the man who was driving the boat gave him lots of attention and that always makes Alfie happy.

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It was a bit hot – so Alf stoppped in a park for a little drink.   Alfie has his own special drinking bottle with a purple bowl attached.  Isn’t he a lucky boy!

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Next they went into the Netherlands – this is Alfie in a town called Zierikerzee.

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Then Alfie went to a big park with lots of flowers.   The Netherlands is very famous for growing tulips.   If you have a bunch of tulips at home they have probably been grown in the Netherlands.

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One surprising thing that has happened on Alfie’s adventure is that he has become a star in Japan!  Lots of tourists from Japan think Alfie is very very cute.   They stop to say hello and take his photograph.  When they go home to Japan they will be showing all their friends photographs of Alfie – and he will be famous in Japan.  How cool is that!

After the walk through the tulips – Alf made a quick stop at the beach but he was too tired to do anything other than have a quick snooze.

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As well as going on buses and boats Alfie has been on a metro train as well.  The train took him into Amsterdam.   Alfie didn’t like Amsterdam very much – there were far too many people.  So in typical Alf style he barked a lot  (and very loudly) just to make sure everyone knew where he was.  It was quite a clever move because it meant that no one stepped on him!

After a ride on another boat through the many canals in Amsterdam, Alfie had his picture taken at a coffee shop, stopped for a drink in a bar and had a picnic at a restaurant.

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That is it from Alfie for now.  Next you can read about his adventures in Germany.

Alfie goes on an adventure

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Alf had been thinking for a few days that he might be going on an adventure soon.  He had seen Thea take bags out to Beryl, their camper van.  When she took his bed out, Alfie knew they were definitely going away.  But he didn’t know where or for how long.   He thought it would probably be a for a few days or a week at most.

 

Alfie didn’t know at this point he was about to go on the biggest adventure of his life.

 

It was pouring with rain on the morning they headed off it so he only had a little walk.  He  wasn’t very pleased, but he was sure that he would get a better walk later, but he didn’t know where.

 

When Alfie and Thea first got in the van, they didn’t go far.  They only went just round the corner to say good-bye to Aflie’s best friend Leo and his second Mum and Dad.  When he got back in Beryl, Alf thought he might be there a while.  Now Alfie doesn’t mind car journeys but he does get a bit tired, so he snuggled up on the back seat and had a rest.  When he woke up they had stopped right where there was a special park that he could have a walk in.   After a little walk and a really good sniff.  Alfie liked nothing better than to have a really really good sniff.  It was quite possibly his favourite thing in the world, next to treats of course.

 

Thea said the next drive was only a short one, so he jumped into the front seat and looked out the window to see if he could figure out where they were going.  He saw a great big train, where they then drove on in Beryl.   Thea thought this was exciting, he wasn’t sure but decided it was OK.  Not as exciting as a big bag of treats of course.

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The train took Thea, Alfie and Beryl the camper van under the channel all the way to France.   When they got off the train they only had to drive for half an hour before they got to a lovely campsite.   The first thing Alfie did when he jumped out of Beryl was to take a great big deep sniff – hmmmm – it smelt a little different, but quite nice, so he was happy.   Even better the sun was out, so after a little wander around the campsite, Alf settle down for a snooze in the sun.  Going on an adventure was areally quite tiring.

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