stage 4 - Frisia Coast Trail (FCT)
Stage 4 - Vlie river to Lauwers river. Welcome to the ancient heartland of Frisia, the province #Fryslân (#Friesland). Too islolated, wet and stubborn to be conquered. You can't miss directions via the Closing Dike unless you can hike on water. Every clod of soil is touched by hands for millenia resulting in dikes and terps (mounds) to protect the poor sods from the sea. Actually, it is mind boggling. Frisians were once called 'the tough men of the sea' and still only thaw when it freeces.