TRIPS TO THE LOW COUNTRIES
These photos were not all of the same trip. One trip was to Bredene on the Belgian coast, another was to Noordwijk on the Netherlands coast
(staying the first two nights in Bruges)
and the third to Valkenburg in SE Netherlands near the Belgian and German borders.
Bredene - led by Miss Cousins, Miss Mitchell, Mr Stuart Wilson (student and son of Mr J Wilson of DHS) and Mr Paul Bechelli,
student friend of Stuart.
Valkenburg - led by Miss Cousins, Miss Mitchell, Mr & Mrs Taylor, Stuart & Paul.
Noordwijk - led by Miss Cousins, Mr & Mrs Taylor and Miss McKenzie from Irvine. We had some Irvine
pupils to make up the numbers.
Outside the school gate
Miss Cousins & Miss Mitchell
Waiting to be served with waffles
Stuart taking my waffle
Mr Wilson taking my waffle while I was busy with the camera
Hotel in Bredene
Miss Mitchell (seated), Miss Cousins, Paul and Stuart (seated) with the family who owned the hotel in Bredene
A Belgian Lace-maker
Representing Dalry Primary School in Belgium
Enjoying the sunshine in Belgium
Hotel in Bruges: our pupils renamed it "Colditz". The exterior was forbidding and the manager was very strict.
The Atomium, Brussels
Miss Mitchell and some girls in front of the Atomium
A walk in the sand dunes at Bredene
A visit to a park with boating lake, Valkenburg
Arnhem market: the girls bought lovely strawberries but did not eat them
all hoping to have some the next day but in the morning they were all soft and spoilt
Through Valkenburg in an open bus
Staff Meeting: a meal or a cup of tea; the lady standing is one of the hotel staff
Hotel in Noordwijk on Dutch coast.During that week there was a terrible storm such as they had not had for 25 years.
The windows let in water and some rooms were flooded.
Mr & Mrs Taylor and some pupils had to move to other rooms.
The storm was so severe that we saw people holding on to lamp posts in the street while our bus was held up at lights.
MiddelBurg Town Hall. The clock had figures which moved around on the hour.
Gone all Dutch
In Volendam, exchanging school uniform for Dutch costume
All dressed up a locals
Needless to say, some clogs were purchased.
If the tulips in the fields were finished, this park was worth a visit
Another view of the park
A piece of chocolate. Typical Belgian humour: put a coin in the slot and catch a piece of chocolate.
This was a delay on the journey from Noordwijk. Note all the paper bags of goodies. On the right, Miss MacKenzie
and in background Mr & Mrs Taylor.
Photos: Elma Cousins