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I get loads of mails. The majority are
about pills, lonely ladies, Nigerian bankaccounts,
investment advice, "updates from microsoft" to destroy
my PC, answers to mails which I've never sent,
mailservers bouncing messages because some cretin
'borrowed' my adress, penis extensions and other crap
which doesn't cheer me up terribly. Mailwasher
rules, together with the deletebutton, so there may be
some collateral damage.
TIP: To ensure your message reaches me a normal name helps. If you're really named Dr Obote etc tough luck. A relevant header (Hello, Hey or loads of exclamationmarks are not clever) and a small filesize without attachments are a good thing.
And if you don't get an answer immediately it could just be that I'm busy!
Or ( a much more open
route for those who like shipbuilding) turn right
leaving the station, there is a cyclepath right next to
the rails. Keep following the rails (there is a right
turn at the next railwaystation) and continue on the
cyclepath. Jjust before the sharp left over the bridge
(your nose will tell you when, it's at the refuse
collection facilty) , turn right at the next bridge at
the end of the cyclepath, cross the rails and go
immediate right for the tunnel under the road. Follow
the path taking care not to knock over the bird
spotters, go left when the path turns right and head for
the windmill, cross the road and turn right on the cycle
track. Turn left in De Groeve, signposted Kiel
Turn right in Kiel Windeweer into the Dorpsstraat (along the canal)
the direction of Assen
Loon-Gasteren-Anloo-Annen (with supermarkets) -Spijkerboor (nice pub)-Kiel Windeweer. The Dorpsstraat starts this end with No 314, 132 is a few kilometers further down the road!
By train to either Assen or Kropswolde, continuing by bicycle (25kms or 5kms)
As far as I can make out the bus service has been discontinued, unless a 2 kms walk counts as service
A-28: exit Assen zuid, direction Veendam, 3rd exit on the roundabout Gieten, first exit Annen, continue as for the cycling route from Assen (Turn left before bridge after entering Kiel Windeweer) Note: the routeplanners route over Zuidlaren is best avoided during shopping hours.
A-7:exit Kolham, turn
south in the direction of Zuidlaren. On entering
'de Groeve' turn left for Kiel Windeweer. In Kiel
Windeweer turn right before the bridge for the
No 132 is opposite the church, you can park at the back
The Kieldiep connects the Zuidlaardermeer with Stadskanaal and Germany, and can be used by motorboats up to approx 15m. No bridge service in the off season.
By flying saucer
The GPS coordinates are 6.46'44" East, 53.06'42" North.
Farming and livestock still dominates the village. Popular crops are potatoes, sugarbeet, corn and maize. And some black and white cows, and luckily not many pigs and the occasional horse, donkey or pony.
What else is Kiel Windeweer famous for: First there are our opposite neighbours Jan & Marola who run a tiny hotel with a wonderfull kitchen in the converted church: de Amshoff . If cycling is to much work you can can get an Italian motorcycle at HMI or even heavier metal at USA-cars / EPS (actually based in 'Nieuwe Compagnie', another typical name from our past as a fen colony) .