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 of cycling through dues in warm sunny weather with a tailwind (!) and an unexpected welcome from our friends at our starting point on the North Sea beach.
5097km in total. We all went to a nearby restaurant for a beer (or two) and a snack, then we rode and the others drove to Cora and Gerard’s house for a pleasant afternoon talking in the back yard and dinner. A good end to the trip.
Today (Sunday) we cycled back to Leiden which will be our base for the next 12 days or so. It feels strange to finish the trip. We’ll do more cycling before we return home in September, but probably only short trips.