and her friends will also be traveling to Holland for a couple weeks.
to visit the village that Rie lived in as a child, and intend
to stay a while
at "The Polders." The Polders is the large area of land
that is being reclaimed by man made dikes from the former Zuider Zee
(sea). A dike separating the Polders from the sea was completed
in 1932, when work was begun to drain about 225,000 hectares (about
556,000 acres) to form reclaimed land known as Polders. About 3/4 of
the area had been reclaimed by the early 1980s. The
remaining freshwater lake is called the IJsselmeer. This shallow freshwater
lake in NW Holland was created when much of the Zuider Zee was cutoff
from the North Sea by two dams totaling 19 miles in length.
Not only did the sea water have to get pumped out but soil had to be
brought in to cover the old sea floor.
Finally to wind up their trip they will be goofing off in France before
coming back home to Juneau.