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Another beautiful sunny day saw us cycling out of camp to explore Lake Lauwersoog. Corinne now has a map holder on her bike which we had brought the day before. Confident in our navigational ability we set off down the eastern shoreline. Once again the paths are well prepared and where they are not tarred are concreted they are well graveled......no potholes :).
The ride took us through the farming areas where the ...
Today we decided to make a move up to the far north of Holland to a place called Lauwersoog. Lauwversoog is a World Heritage Site and is interesting in that the open sea is separated from the inland lake by a huge dyke. The sea water to the north of the dyke is salt whilst the water to the south of the dyke is fresh and possibly as much as 15 meters below the mean sea level.
On the way ...
... is stunning, so green and so neat. The towns are spotless and the people are friendly. When we finally stopped we had run up a distance of 75 kms for the day. This is a new record for us on our bikes, our previous being 72 kms last year in Switzerland.
Feeling very tired and bum sore we had a quick braai before climbing into bed for an early night. Sun still ...
... are very neat with straight lines and happy livestock. It appears that the region specializes in milk production which is, I guess, used to produce Dutch cheese. There are also a fair number of very fat sheep around that produce both wool and lamb chops.
Once we were back at camp, with fairly sore bums I might add, we discovered that we had no food. And so off to the nearest village for shopping followed by a braai and ...
On an aside, it must be noted that the Dutch men are big
people. Many are well over 6ft tall and broad as well. I’m sure that this is
where our rugby playing genes originated. The problem is that it appears that
they think the rest of the world’s men are similarly built, to such an extent
that the pissiors/ urinals in the men’s toilets are so high ...