Jim and I were to be dismayed to be in this position as we tried to take the picturesque Netherlands back-roads from ‘s-Hertogenbosch back to Amsterdam. Blissfully driving along, we were in heaven as we wound our way through miles of green fields dotted by graceful windmills and stopped in tiny hamlets.
It asked us: Which route did we wish to take…. The “Ferry” route or the “No Ferry” route?
Naturally, we immediately punched in “No Ferry” since we had no idea how the procedure for Dutch ferries worked and just like a typical tourist, the very idea made us anxious. So we turned around as directed relieved that we had a “No Ferry” choice.
Pulling off to the side of the road, and discussing this new dilemma, we came to terms with the fact that we were going to have to take the “Ferry” route. No way were we going to add over a hundred miles to our journey.
As with most imagined fears, mine turned out to be pointless. The ferry ride was easy! The attendant came to our car and held up five fingers to signal how many Euros we would need to hand over. After that quick transaction we were free to relax and enjoy the ride and the view as we crossed over to the other side.
We were on our way again through the beautiful Netherlands.