September 2018 - June 2019
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  • Sep26

    Day in den Haag

    September 26, 2018 in the Netherlands ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    Riding the excellent tram system.

    Haagse market.

    Gemeente museum to see works of Mondrian and Dutch art noveau.

    HEM photo museum showing works of Lauren Greenfield.

    Indonesian cafe for tea.

  • Sep25

    Coast routes to den Haag

    September 25, 2018 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Breakfast in style in an immaculately styled 70s furnished lounge / diner while listening to classical music.

    Usual treacherous staircase.

    Waterside ride to Hook of Holland then through the dunes to Scheveningen.

    Vegetarian tagine from Wilfredy our host.

  • Sep24

    Dune hopping to Brielle

    September 24, 2018 in the Netherlands ⋅ 🌙 6 °C

    Fab breakfast brought to our garden house bedroom.

    A long days riding of 90km, some into headwind. A lot of roads crossing estuaries.

    Brielle pronounced Brrreeyeh.

    Short walk into the pretty town to have fish & chips / mussels, sprouts and chips.

  • Sep23

    Middelburg (wet)

    September 23, 2018 in the Netherlands ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    After another fabulous breakfast we unenthusiastically left in the rain.

    Then it rained a lot and we got wet.

    Cycling briskly to Breskens helped to generate some heat. Ferry to Vlissingen.

    Early arrival to a B&B in Middelburg to dry everything off.

  • Sep22

    Gent by train

    September 22, 2018 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Cool and damp.

    Bought tickets to Gent and then realised that trains weren’t running well.

    Arrived Gent at midday walked straight to nearby Fine Arts museum. Admired paintings.

    Tram to museum of Dr Ghislaim north of city. Set in a former mental asylum, it’s part history of mental illness and treatment, part exhibitions of the art of those with mental issues. Very cheap cafe.Read more

  • Sep21

    Zeebrugge and Brugge

    September 21, 2018 in Belgium ⋅ 🌬 15 °C

    Rough crossing - force 8. Dry but windy on arrival in Zeebrugge.

    Warm in Bruges, delightful hosts for vrienden op de fiets who also run a B&B.

    Brewery tour, mussels and beer.

  • Sep20

    Train and ferry

    September 20, 2018 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Train delays due to signal fault at Selby. Hull very wet - soaked on ride to ferry terminal.