Days 87 and 88: the end of the journey

Friday, August 7 to Leiden and Saturday, August 8, to Kijkduin (where we started on May 13) Friday was a good day cycling south through the port and steel mill city of IJmuiden and the endless dunes on the coast. We stayed the night in Leiden with Inge’s nephew, Maurits. Saturday was another good day … more

Day 85 & 86 Texel and Heading South

Wednesday, August 5 and Thursday, August 6 Wednesday morning we headed to the ferry that would take us to Texel with 20 minute ferry ride. Although we were one of the first cyclists to show up for the 9:30 sailing, we sure weren’t the only ones! Most cyclists were Dutch, but we spotted an English … more

Day 82 – 84 Touring the North of Holland

Sunday, August 2 to Tuesday, August 4 We left Groningen on a quiet Sunday morning, making our way out of town by following the amazing bike routing system of ‘knooppunten’ (node points). It was sunny, quiet and the country side pretty. Still flat, but lots of beautiful farmhouses, country estates and country roads. Roy even … more

Almost there

Days 78 to 81, Wednesday July 29 to Saturday August 1 Guess where we are! In the last week we cycled south through Germany to Emden and took a ferry across an inlet to the Netherlands. The weather has changed; it now feels more like summer. Although it is still cool and often cloudy, the … more

Day 78: Norddeich

Wednesday, July 29 A short day (about 40km) as planned, based on the weather forecast. A wind warning was in effect for most of the Northsea coastal areas, with winds expected to be near gail force at 50km/hr or more. And they were right: strong winds and lots of heavy rain is what we had … more