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... activities for $2795. Once I’d dropped my bags in my room we headed for the University where I waited in the main reception for a visitor access pass, which allowed me into my room after 10pm and through the campus during open hours, 5am until 10pm. After a day of learning about the project and all the backstory to the cause, listening to some interesting and engaging lectures about future development along the Rhine and cities which hug the life ...
... The aeroplane crash victims were remembered. The troops didn't carry flags in honour of them, and there was no music at the finish line. There were plenty of crowds though.
The Via Gladioli was packed and, after getting my medal with a crown on top, I made my way back to Marianne and Rein's. By the time I had had my shower, Tino, Rick and GJ were there, so we made a swift exit back to see Hellen and Ivo, eat fried food and fruit salad in the garden.
... and were making drinks to order for walkers. I just had some water, and ate my snack, but it was a nice break. It was less hot that last year, but still warm.
The hills undulated nicely, and a guy in a paraglider thing with a motor swooped overhead, only a few feet from our hats.
Back into Nijmegen, I missed seeing Marianne, Rein and Suzanne at the pub ...
... half the walk planning what I would make my teenage son wear next year if he gets a place. He missed out on a ticket this year as the walk was nearly 8000 people oversubscribed. I settled on shiny pink lycra cycle shorts and a bow tie.
The first ten miles went quickly and I chatted to some Canadian troops and then to some British Bobbys from the met. I had lost my flag before the start line, but I collected some Canadian flag pins to stick to my ...
... time being. At the airport we had another small miracle when both sleeping bags fitted in Mieke's large bag cover (designed to cover all the straps and keep things tidy for the flights). We were rather happy about all this but we still had to conquer Ryan Air in London who are nothing short of anal about baggage.
Boarding our flight back to London, a little Alpaca key ring fell out and rolled out of our bags onto Mieke's ...
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