Sorry we have been silent for a few days but we have been having fun and out of contact with wifi.
Here's a quick update. We really liked the Netherlands. Very green with lots of wind turbines as well as old windmills and of course everyone cycles which is amazing. We had booked our hotel in advance in Amsterdam so we just put in the zip code and it all seemed very easy. As we pulled up to the hotel we were bit disappointed because it looked very seedy. When I got to the front door infact it was no longer a hotel but was a student hostel! fortunately for us there was a new hotel just round the corner and the details were obviously not yet registered with our sat nav!
Amsterdam was great and we could have stay longer but we moved on to Germany and I will let Christine do the update from now. Just before I sign off I have to say that I have renamed Christine as the Techno Queen. she is brilliant at data roaming, ipad and just about anything that doesn't at first seem to work. She has not been beaten yet.
After Amsterdam we drove up through Germany and set up camp for the first time - within 2 hours we were cooking our first dinner on avery warm sunny evening. But we woke up to a thunderstorm and had to leave a bit later than planned. On then to Denmark camping near Arhus. We hired bikes yesterdayaand they were huge great sit up and beg machines. Very comfortable but I did struggle with the fixed wheel.
Will top up this entry with photos and more detail but the iPad battery is almost out and we've left the iPad plug at home so can only charge it in the car. Failure of the techno queen!