Hotel De Cantharel
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Today we arrived in Holland. Last night at 11:30 we departed from Cologne amid the spectacular view of the Cologne Cathedral lit up. It was majestic. We sailed all morning. When we arrived in Kinderdijk we made a mad dash for the bike rentals and had a fun ride along the dikes with the giant windmills and ...
... the freeway and not bother but we thought it would be unique and something different. It was a very very very short crossing but good just the same. We noticed that a lot of houses were flying the Dutch flag and we did wonder what it was all about . When we stopped for some lunch in a cafe we asked the owner what this was all about. It seems that it is a day of celebration in Holland today which I should have remembered really, because we celebrated this day when I was a ...
... outside, I recognise them, they had passed me on the Auto route earlier.
Unfortunately there is no secure parking so I have to completely unload the bike and cart it all up to my small room.
It has been a ******* the bottom days ride and I have done at least 650km today. I don't normally bother about recording distance, but then I don't normally do this sort of riding on my ...
... same tension and subsequent disappointment when Spain scored the only goal of the game and the outcome of the match became apparent. In only minutes the crowd dispersed as people. There was no reason to celebrate.
As I mentioned, I started writing this entry on a train from Amsterdam to Den Bosch (the short form of ‘s-Hertogenbosch). The great thing about The Netherlands is that it’s rather small and since Den Bosch is ...
... the wheel and a grimace on my face as we made our way past the largest industrial area of Germany towards Holland.
Across the border we opted for the country roads and enjoyed meandering around before settling down for the night in Apeldoorn.
Not sure what brought us here but tomorrow we will check it out. All I know is that it is surrounded by forest and is a place the Queen likes to hang out for summer holidays. Hmmmm... can't be all bad.
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