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WEDNESDAY, 23 AUGUST 2017
For those who follow me on Twitter, you will know that I’ve been out of the UK on a family holiday for the last couple of weeks. We have been mainly in the Netherlands with forays into Belgium and Germany.
This was a holiday and not an infrastructure safari, but as you might expect, I have managed to get plenty of photos. I have also been lucky enough to get to cycle around Amsterdam (city – photo below and its suburbs) as well as some rural parts of the southern province of Zeeland. I have also driven around and walked in all of the places we visited and so this helps with my perspective as an engineer.
I have been thinking about the best way to recount my travels and so I have decided to run this as a series of blog posts, concentrating on the Netherlands – there is too much to deal with in a single post and so this week will be the first of a series (which might get interrupted by other subjects – you know how it is).
I am going to be talking about things I have seen in a snapshot. I haven’t experienced the layouts and features on a daily basis and so I can’t possibly understand the inner workings of the design and operation of non-UK infrastructure, so please bear this in mind. On the other hand, I have experienced infrastructure as a tourist in relatively unfamiliar surroundings and so this is quite interesting from an “experienced safety” point of view (signal-controlled motorway slip road, below);