Loving It Already

July 24-25 - Haarlem to Durham A ferry trip, another ferry trip, some hills and some heat as the adventure continues in merry England and I’m loving it! We set off for the short ride from the apartment in Haarlem to the ferry terminal in Ijmuiden and arrived nice and early. We had a quick... Continue Reading →

Getting Ready

July 23 - Haarlem Our last full day in The Netherlands. Our last full day in mainland Europe. Tomorrow we sail for England to continue our tour in the UK. Not much to share today, not much to report because not much happened. Today was spent getting ready to move on. I went out for... Continue Reading →

A Different Sort Of Tour

July 22 - Zuid-Kennemerland National Park After the crowded and noisy visit to Amsterdam yesterday, today we decided to leave the hustle and bustle of the built environment behind and get us some nature, with a trip out to the Zuid-Kennemerland National Park.  Are you up for another tour? We’ve done a few walking tours... Continue Reading →

Ummm, No, Not For Us I’m Afraid

July 21 - Amsterdam “The trouble with the way we travel,” I commented to Steve, “is we see so many lovely little out-of-the-way places that aren’t the big draw cards, that when we come to see the “main event” places, we’re a bit judgemental.”  What I meant by that is, we are lucky enough, on... Continue Reading →

A Normal Day…How Civilised!

July 20 - Haarlem When you travel this way, on bikes, out in the elements, one can’t help but feel just a little bit,  continuously dishevelled. There is always either rain to fall on us, mud to splatter on us, grease from a chain to streak up a leg, dust and bugs to land on... Continue Reading →

What’s That I Was Saying About Windmills?

July 19 - Delft to Haarlem I think I shall have to stand somewhat corrected. We still aren’t seeing any of those wind turbines that dominated the landscape in Germany and Denmark, but as for the traditional windmills we haven’t really been seeing…well…they are indeed here and we sure were seeing them today. We pedalled... Continue Reading →

Not Deft With The Digits But Delft Delivered

July 18 - Woerden to Delft deft /deft/ adjective: polished, expert, capable, sharp, skilled, proficient… Those numbers again..those NUMBERS! You would think we’d have it down by now, but noooooo. Were we deft with the digits? No, no we were not. Did we follow our numbers expertly and skilfully? No, no we did not. After... Continue Reading →

A Slight Problem With Numbers

July 17 - Amersfoort to Woerden We have been to school. We can count numbers. We can read numbers. We can even add numbers. Today we just had a slight problem finding and keeping numbers.  This morning started with a wonderful surprise…sunshine! I think this is the first morning we’ve had in The Netherlands that... Continue Reading →

Let’s Do Another Tour

July 16 - Amersfoort A week ago we did a walking tour of Bremen together. Since today, all we did was roam and take in the sights and stories of Amersfoort, I thought we could share another tour together. So, if you’d like to see a bit of Amersfoort, through some pictures, let’s take another... Continue Reading →

The Things We Find

July 15 - Arnhem to Amersfoort One of the great things about this form of travel, is what we find along the way. The things we didn’t know were there. The things that we wouldn’t find if we were travelling on four wheels unless we knew where to look. On the bikes, we stumble across... Continue Reading →

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