Travel Blogs from Boxmeer
As this was my second move from a hotel during my trip I was much better packed and prepared, but was not ready for the pain that come along with the realisation of that I was leaving to go to my last activity before leaving Germany. This was something I didn't feel when I departed from Cologne, but I could not escape at the time. I think it is because I spent a lot more time in Dusseldorf, gathering fonder and stronger memories, than at Cologne. I hoped ...
The final day just needed a small 'push a little harder'. With the benefit of hindsight, I really don't know how I finished the walk last year. This time I had no blisters, none, zero, zilch, and apart from tired legs, no real pain. Last year I succeeded through the use of heavy duty pain-killers and sheer determination. It took two months to recover. This time I needed to take hardly any pharmaceutical encouragement.
Yes, I trudged the miles and felt ...
The route out of the city was the same as the day before, which kind of made it harder. New things distract you and make the miles pass quicker. I spent some time speaking to one of the men who was walking the whole thing in clogs. I noticed he had really thick socks on, but still, the lack of cushioning must have been tough.
As ususal, I stuck to my system where ...
... br> I found a Scotsman in a kilt to walk with. Paul was doing the 50k for the first time. He was suffering a bit, but it helps to have someone to talk to, so we stuck together and made it to the finish line by 2.40pm.
After that, I hobbled back, showered and went for a much needed kip. Suzanne, sadly, had had to stop and drop out with a groin strain. She seemed OK about it and vowed to party on with the rest of Nijmegen for the remainder of the week.
Today is 2e Pinkerstag (2nd day of Pentecost) which is a national holiday. So we headed out about 10:45 a.m. toward Oisterwijk via Oirschot and Spoordonck to try and find a castle to tour. First stop was at a sign for Wyers Oude Genever (We thought this was a gin distillery where Mike could taste the Oude (old) Genever (Dutch gin) as he and Ronald had tasted the Junge (young) version yesterday. Turns out it still had its sign but is now a restaurant only--so back in ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking