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Location: Gilze-Rijen. Holland.
Date: May 2008.
Truck: Scania R420 Highline.
Company, homebase: M.R.S. Nienhuis. Heerenveen, Holland.
Remarks: Taken at the 't Vliegveld truckstop.
Location: Gilze-Rijen. Holland.
Date: May 2008.
Truck: Scania 114L.
Company, homebase: De Jong & Ypma b.v. Franeker, Holland.
Remarks: The last picture that evening taken at the 't Vliegveld truckstop. Time to get something to eat, a shower, and a desent sleep.
Location: Gilze-Rijen. Holland.
Date: May 2008.
Truck: Scania 164L Topline.
Company, homebase: Joh. v/d Zand. Buren, Holland.
Remarks: The early next morning after breakfast, I found this awesome towtruck belonging to Joh v/d Zand at the 't Vliegveld truckstop parking. Behind of this truck you see the wreckage of a DAF, wich must have had a bad day some time ago. Hopefully the driver of that DAF is doing allright!!
Location: Southbound highway A-6 near St Nicolaasga. Holland.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: In June I had a trip from Anzegem in Belgium to Steenwijk in the province of Overijssel and Drachten in the province of Friesland, wich is all in the Netherlands. Friesland is the "Lakedistrict" of the Netherlands. Going southbound on the A-6 on my way from Drachten to Leerdam you will pass the Tjeukemeer ( Tjeukelake ) in the southwest of the province of Friesland.
Location: Southbound highway A-6 near St Nicolaasga. Holland.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: As you can see highway A-6 cuts the lake in two, although the distance to the bend at the right is less than a kilometre.
Location: Southbound highway A-6 near Lemmer. Holland.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Impression of the A-6 in the province of Friesland. Friesland is the only Dutch province who's having an own language.
Location: Southbound highway A-6 near Bant. Holland.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: After Friesland the A-6 went down in the Noord-Oostpolder. This polder in the IJsselmeer was drained in 1941. You can hardly imagine that all this was a sea once.
Location: Emmeloord. Holland.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: What direction should I take?? Leerdam means the direction of Lelystad-Amsterdam, don't you think???
Location: Southbound highway A-6. Near Urk. Holland.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Approaching the Ketelbrug ( Ketelbridge ) wich connecting the Noord-Oostpolder with the Flevopolder.
Location: Southbound highway A-6. Near Urk. Holland.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Overhead the Ketelbrug. Awesome view on the IJssellake and the Flevopolder.
Location: Southbound highway A-6. Near Swifterbant. Holland.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Going down into the Flevopolder. Clearly visible is that the waterlevel of the IJssellake is much higher as the bottom of the polder.
Location: Southbound highway A-6. Near Swifterbant. Holland.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: As you can see the Flevopolder is full of windmills.
Location: Southbound highway A-6. Near Lelystad Holland.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Here you see the Knardyke. This dyke seperates Oostelijk ( Eastern ) Flevoland, drained in 1957, from Zuidelijk ( Southern ) Flevoland, drained in 1968.
Location: Southbound highway A-6. Near Lelystad. Holland.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: At the Knardyke, going into Zuidelijk Flevoland.
Location: Southbound highway A-6. Near Almere. Holland.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: To Leerdam means I have to take highway A-27 now.
Location: Southbound highway A-27. Near Almere. Holland.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Impression of Zuidelijk Flevoland. Still below sea level here.
Location: Southbound highway A-27.Near Huizen. Holland.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Looks like southwest Alberta, Canada. lot's of windmills here.
Location: Southbound higway A-27. Near Huizen. Holland.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Overhead the Stichtse Brug. Clearly visible the old former Southern Sea coastline. This means the end of your Dutch polder tour.
Location: Gronsveld. Holland.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Here you see how forkliftdriver Alex is loading a load of Coca Cola bottles for the Coca Cola plant in Clamart at the Hartog & Bikker warehouse. The Bakker & Brouwer dispatch planned a nice ride to Clamart for me, wich is just southwest of Paris next to Versailles. I had not been in Paris by truck since 2000. Therefore I travelled frequently through Paris mostly en route to Bordeaux. But without a camera, as you must have noticed. Now it was my first chance to show you the roads around Paris. Shall we.....?
Location: Gronsveld. Holland.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: One of the over 300.000 bottles in my truck, smiling at me as they waiting for departure.
Location: Gronsveld. Holland.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Here we go. Entering southbound highway A-2 near Gronsveld. Gronsveld is at the left behind the trees. My house is only 1 kilometre from this position.
Location: Near Anneux. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Southbound highway A-2. The missing part through Belgium can be found at page 40. Here we are in France en route towards Paris.
Location: Near Maurepas. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Southbound highway A-1. This is the highway from Lille in the north of France to Paris. A few kilometres back highway A-2, coming from Valenciennes, mergend into highway A-1
Location: Near Ablaincourt-Pressoir. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Southbound highway A-1. Here you see the junction of the brand new highway A-29 to Amiens.
Location: Near Ressons-sur-Matz. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Southbound highway A-1.To the right you see the TGV highspeed traintrack.
Location: Near Compiègne. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Southbound highway A-1. Not so far from Paris. Paris airport Charles De Gaulle is already signposted here.
Location: Near Louvres. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Southbound highway A-1. In the distance visible, the tunnel underneath the runway of Charles De Gaulle airport. Charles De Gaulle is the second busiest airport in Europe after London Heathrow.
Location: Near Garonor. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Southbound highway A-3. Picture is taken at 15:45, wich is the start of the Paris rushhour. The outer Paris orbital is highway A-86 wich can be taken via highway A-3. Garonor is a suburb of Paris.
Location: Near Garonor. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Southbound highway A-3. Signposted to the right Gonesse. That's where the Air France Concord had crashed in July 2000.
Location: Near Garonor. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Southbound highway A-3. In the distance just above the signpost, right of the lightpole, there's a piece of the Eiffeltower.
Location: Paris. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Southbound highway A-3. The eastern suburbs of Paris.
Location: Paris. France
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: From A-3 to A-86 in a traffic jam.
Location: Paris. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: I think I have to join the southbound A-86 trafficjam here. Sorry for the delay.
Location: Paris. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Southbound highway A-86. At the overpass with a nice view on parts of Paris.
Location: Paris. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Southbound A-86. I'm not a tourist so............Just read the signpost.
Location: Paris. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Southbound highway A-86. Now I'm the lucky guy. Trafficjam is nortbound now.
Location: Paris. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Westbound highway A-86. Here you see the river Seine. In the distance there's the Paris citycentre. Take a closer look and you see the Eiffeltower again.
Location: Rungis. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Westbound highway A-86................Did I said that I was lucky????? Not anymore now. But I'm only less than 10 kilometres of Clamart.
Location: Paris. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Westbound highway A-86. And more traffic jam ahead..........
Location: Near Clamart. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Westbound highway A-86. Oh boy......But it took me only 5 minutes from here to the Coca-Cola plant... That was the end of that day because one of the pallets in the back chose to get an own life and went flat..... Load refused untill I unloaded that pallet at a glassrecyclingcompany in nearby Chattilon.......Early next morning...... Things happen.
Location: Clamart. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Here you see a bit of Clamart. After unloading the other 29 pallets, I headed for Wingles where I should load 30 pallets for the Heineken brewerie in Zoeterwoude, Holland. Now, instead of taking highway A-86 again I chose for the innerorbital. The "Pheripherique". That's a lot closer to the center of Paris.
Location: Chattilon. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Downhill at Chattilon, wich is a suburb of Paris. In the distance there's the Paris cutycenter.
Location: Chattilon. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Impression of Chattilon
Location: Chatillon. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: According to the buildings Chatillon is going over into Paris.
Location: Paris. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Back in Paris again. Only a few 100 metres to the Pheripherique.
Location: Paris. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Busy traffic, Business as usual in Paris.
Location: Paris. France
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Here it is: The Paris inner orbital. the Pheripherique. Nowadays its better to take the A-86 during the day. Back in the nineties when I passed Paris regular on my way to Bordeaux the Pheripherique was a faster solution as the A-86.
Location: Paris. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Hey, there's the Eiffeltower....Or at least a piece of it..........
Location: Paris. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Driving in the poorin rain. Thinking aboutall those tourist hanging around at 6-12-2008 ( The day those pics are taken ), who suffered all this water.............
Location: Paris. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: The river Seine again, as seen from the Pheripherique.
Location: Paris. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: The Pheripherique has a lot of tunnels. From here it is very close to the Arc De Thriomphe and the Champs Élysée, wich is less then a kilometre of the Pheripherique.
Location: Paris. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: A "killing" fact of the Pheripherique: You have to give way to traffic entering the Pheripherique. Lot's of tourist are not aware from this rule although it is signposted. Frequently accidents happen while people are not aware of that. That's why I not driving on the very right lane! Only to avoid such situations.
Location: Paris. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Impression of Paris. Shame about the rain on the windshield.
Location: Paris. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Another impression.
Location: Paris. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Not an impression, but another trafficjam. Only at night you be able to pass Paris in 45 minutes by truck. During the day is 3 hours a normal thing.
Location: Paris. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Scaring sky above Paris. Must be typical umbrella-weather for the poor tourist downtown Paris.
Location: Paris. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: There's my exit to the North. "Vers A-1" is the one I need. The electric signpost is telling you the time you need to get to Port de Bagnolet and Port de Bercy in this case. You can find this information at many places at the Pheripherique.
Location: Paris. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: This must be nearby Gare Du Nord. Here you see a bunch of French highspeedtrains, in French they called TGV (Train du Grande Vitesse) . From left to right: 2 Eurostar, who connect Paris with London via the Eurotunnel. Those red ones are called Thalys. The Thalys connects France with Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. The train with the blue colour and TGV written on it is the French domestic TGV service.
Location: Paris. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Northbound highway A-1. About to leave Paris. Impressive sky again.
Location: Paris. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Northbound highway A-1. Actually this is the Paris suburb St. Denis.
Location: St Denis. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Northbound highway A-1. Finally some fresh air and a free highway.......................
Location: St Denis France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks:..........But not for long. However, this traffic jam was due to an accident.
Location: Near Paris, France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Northbound highway A-1. The last part belonging to Paris is Airport Charles de Gaulle again. This is the second bussiest airport in Europe. A good one for aviationspotters till a while ago. Now you need proper permission on paper to take pictures on this airport. Otherwise you can expect a big fine when the police catch you without permission.
Location: Roberval. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Northbound highway A-1. Going down into the l'Oise valley, about 30 kilometres north of Paris.
Location: Near Compiègne. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: In the distance clearly visible a TGV on high speed heading for Paris.
Location: Near Compiègne. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Impression of highway A-1.
Location: Near Combles. France.
Date: June 2008.
Remarks: Northbound highway A-1. Home is to Liège, but the Heinekenbottles are waiting for me in Wingles, wich is nearby Lille.



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