It’s All Just Lovely

July 12 - Meppel to Zwolle After yesterday’s rain, today dawned fine and as we pedalled off through the streets of Meppel, it even felt like it was going to be a warm one. Ripper! Today’s ride was completely sans GPS and all we used for navigation was my “bicycle bingo” calls as we followed... Continue Reading →

Decisions, Decisions

July 11 - Westerbork to Meppel This weather it makes us procrastinate We flip and flop and ruminate Should we ride on, or should we stop? Should we go there, or should we not? When your brain’s all soggy and you’re all wet through It’s hard to think just what to do Decisions, decisions, they’re... Continue Reading →

Playing Bicycle Bingo

July 10 - Winschoten to Westerbork Today had a bit of everything. Changeable scenery, some familiar challenges, some open road and…no rain…and…hardly any wind! You little bee-yoo-tee! We pedalled off this morning, along a dedicated bike path, to begin our day of “Bicycle Bingo”. One of the great things about riding in The Netherlands is... Continue Reading →

Hello Nellie, It’s Nice To Be Back

July 9 - Bremen to Winschoten And just like that, we left Germany and found ourselves in The Netherlands. Another country. Another language. Another adventure. We packed up and prepared to leave Bremen, lugging all our panniers down to the bikes waiting in the underground car park. It’s no wonder we get surprised looks when... Continue Reading →

Let’s Tour Bremen

July 8 - Bremen Moin! Hello! Today was a day spent roaming the streets of Bremen. That was all that we two Tasmanians did for the day, simply stroll and survey and saunter or sit, taking in the sights and life of Bremen.  So, rather than tell of the day through words, because roaming is... Continue Reading →

Riding Like The Crows

July 7 - Bremervörde to Bremen The birds were out first thing this morning. I could hear them. I always take this as a good sign because I figure the birds aren’t out twittering if it’s pouring rain, they’re still nestled in a nest somewhere, well out of it. So even before I peeked outside,... Continue Reading →

We’re Surrounded

July 6 - Gluckstadt to Bremervörde More wind, more rain, more grey, that was what greeted us this morning. Another summer’s day! We had a later start than usual because the bikes were locked in a garage that we couldn’t get to until 9:00 am, so we were ready and waiting to be off just... Continue Reading →

I Think I’m Baaalingual!

July 5 - Meldorf to Glückstadt “How’s the weather looking?” was my first question of the day as Steve peered outside.  “It’s wet and windy,” came the reply.  OK, looks like a sequel to yesterday. We layered up, loaded up and put foot to pedal into the blustery conditions again. It was windy, but I... Continue Reading →

The Weather Brings Out The Fashion Statements

July 4 - Husum to Meldorf Wimbledon may be on at the moment, but nothing could compare to the stroke play across the net at the inaugural Nordensee Camping Grand Slam Table Tennis Final. There was tension, there were tears (from uncontrollable, no-sound-coming-out laughing), there were drop shots and net cords. It was all happening. ... Continue Reading →

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