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... rain. In fact, I think we both enjoyed it quite a bit having missed it so much during the multi-year drought we've had in Austin. After an hour or so of steady rain the sun came out.
Shortly after the rain stopped we cycled through a rather modern looking small town that seemed to house some sort of Dutch Medical School. I don't recall the name of the school but it made me wonder what it might be like to study medicine in Holland. As we topped a hill following ...
... I'm glad we decided to pedal and not take the train.
-dinner at hotel per Laura's request. Subpar service and ok food. At least it is close to bed.
-today's bike stats: elapsed time 5:50, rolling time 2:51, distance 48 km.
... which is well known for its stain glass windows - its HUGE - Gouwekerk, the fish market buildings, Museum Gouda and the Weeshuis (orphanage). We didn't get to try the syrup waffles Gouda is famous for, that might have to wait for Amsterdam. We rode back through the Reeuwijk Plassen, along the Korssendijk and the Lecksdijk. This is where we had seen heaps of swans nesting and geese with babies, so now I have photos. We also rode through the Nieuwkoopse Plassen another ...
Well rested after an awesome evening, the day has dawned fine and will be around 18 degrees. Well that is what was forecast. After filling ourselves on an amazing breakfast we are on the motorway for the 1 hour drive to Keukenhof gardens. Never have we seem so many huge tour buses in one place. Parking today was a doddle; they had attendants.
As the crowds were huge, probably being a Sunday, we arrived via the overflow entrance at the rear which ...
... and the Merwede coming in from the right (both originating from the Rhine) and then heading directly at you is the Noord River - it's quite a swirl!! Clearly it's prosperity came originally from its prime location and like Ghent, there are several beautiful merchant and Guild houses around the harbour.
The church, Grote Kerk, is something else. It's tower is 2.25 metres off vertical and I'm telling you now, it is ...