[Categories: Travel, Photography, Travel Photography]
[This series of posts is about our recent 3-day sightseeing plus 7-day Bike & Barge, Holland:Tulip Tour in the North and South Holland Provinces of The Netherlands.]
[See a list of all posts currently in this series HERE.]
Today is our final full day of biking. We prepare to embark on bikes. If we look a little chilly, mornings have been fairly cool with temps from the low to high 40sF on various days. Layered clothing is ‘costume de rigueur’. Well, not required, but highly advisable.
‘Dis-Embarging’ as we hit the road:
Lunch is in Boskoop again, at a better restaurant this time, but still one that takes only a specific bank’s credit card. Then we are off to traverse the idyllic countryside.
The Strava app tells me we clock 11.2 miles from Waddinxveen through Boskoop and on to Alphen aan den Rijn where we meet the barge at a temporary docking point. The app is pretty cool because you can drag your cursor along the elevation chart and it shows you data as well as your point on the graph. The point moves as your cursor moves.
Love that elevation.
Nine of our group opt to spend the afternoon on the barge as it motors to Kudelstaart for our Thursday overnight. The rest of us hit the trail again for a beautiful ride through Dutch dairy cattle country. Biking in the Netherlands is great!
We come to another historic windmill with a scale model next to it.
We bike along more paths and see a waterworks. (Pix HERE.)
We bike a somewhat narrow path straight across a lake and stop in a church parking lot where kids and parents are leaving a nearby school. (HERE.)
Finally we reach Kudelstaart but the barge hasn’t arrived yet.
It soon does. (Click through fast for a pseudo- time lapse HERE.)
Biking distance is 23.7 miles for the all-day riders, 11+ miles for the half day. About 2914 kCal in 7hr 51min on the heart monitor.
The sun sets on Kudelstaart: