Goal is Hartel. Rainy night, very little animo to go. Not because of the rain, I like that.
Packed extra clothing and rain gear, glad I did.
One part of the (unofficial) path had changed. Gates, fences, pumps and machinery. And mud. Went through anyway as I was on my mudbike.
More changes: the Botlek bridge was rebuilt.
Or at least the old bike path had completely disappeared.
A temporary bike bridge-path-construction had been built, which was pretty in its own way and fun to ride on.
A mesmerizing view of the (chemical) plant lights through the swaying trees.
On the other side of the unfinished bridge, bike path partially raw concrete. Same sort of construction here.
Was fun going down there with the lights and the staffolding.
Two ways to the Hartel traffic knot, this one bending down under the bridge highway.
Cold wind and more rain here along an asphalt factory.
This was supposed to go all the way along the water but the road ended in a swamp, too much water and mud. Looked like the asphalt had been removed, just a trench remained.
I suspect that asphalt factory.
On the Hartel. Beautiful place here, especially when the rain makes shiny surfaces.
Unaware that I cooled down rapidly by the continuous wind and wetness, I could not use my fingers anymore to work the tiny buttons on my camera. Will have to adapt for when winter comes.
Would have liked to stay longer. Called it a night. Will go here again for sure.
And another colorful rainy shot here in Vlaardingen.
All in all glad I went out anyway. The way back was a breeze, litterally. Even the steep Benelux tunnel was friendly.