Slow Cycling Champions

What a ripper of a storm! It rained and hailed with thunder and lightning, all night! The little tent was appreciative of dodging that one! By the morning, the storm had stopped its tantrum and gone off to be angry somewhere else, so we had a clear and muggy morning to ride into. The town... Continue Reading →

Fun in the Sun

The Netherlands just keeps throwing the splendour at us and we’re feelin’ the love! The morning was absolutely glorious and we pedalled along in sunshine, not a breath of wind, beautiful countryside and quiet, peaceful paths. We had some roads to ride on this morning, but they were pretty quiet. “Can it get any better... Continue Reading →

Cruising and…Crashing!

We love the Netherlands! We keep saying that to each other, because it’s such a beautiful place and we are enjoying everything about it so far. We made an early start this morning and set off in the cool of the morning, heading towards Tiel. Once again, we had cycle paths to ride on and... Continue Reading →

Learning and Laughing

What a shame, having to leave our nice, comfy room in our nice, friendly hotel, but…needs must. After checking out, the lady at reception met us at the bike shed, to gather our steeds. When she met us there, it seemed she and Steve were still sharing a chuckle at his attempts to say “goodmorning”... Continue Reading →

It’s Just So Pretty

Off we go, to venture forth into Holland and see what discoveries we can make. We rode out of Rotterdam, along that terrific bike road, with the wind still blowing super strong, but of course, we had a nice flat ride as the trade off. It was so great to have that special road and... Continue Reading →

When in Rotterdam…Ride!

A day in Rotterdam meant a day being a local and getting on those bikes and riding like the wind! Or in the case of today...riding IN the wind! We took to the bike road and we whizzed and wheeled...zipped and zoomed...cruised and cornered as we flew around the city on our own little road.... Continue Reading →

Cheerio England, Hello Holland

Sunday, August 23 Mission: Kill time in Harwich until ferry departure at 11:00pm Challenge: Use only the remaining pounds and pence rattling around in the wallet so as not to withdraw more in the hours prior to leaving the only country that uses them as legal tender Weather forecast: Rain and high winds Mission Accepted... Continue Reading →

Slow and Sunny Saturday

Well, yesterday wasn’t our final ride on the bikes after all, because we ended up pedalling another 18km today, just with our exploring and errands and pottering around Harwich. First stop was the laundrette to get those loads of washing done, before leaving. We rode along the cycle path from the hotel, into Dovercoat. We... Continue Reading →

Wheeling in the Warmth

We nearly didn’t get out the door of the hotel this morning. Steve was very reluctant to leave, he was on the edge of his seat because there was drama aplenty! He just had to see what happened in the episode of The Waltons that had held us riveted this morning! Was it really Jim-Bob’s... Continue Reading →

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