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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Next they went into the Netherlands – this is Alfie in a town called Zierikerzee.
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.
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.
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.
That is it from Alfie for now. Next you can read about his adventures in Germany.