This should be the nicest day of the week, with favorable winds. Let's pump in some kms for the Gran Fondo achievement (100+ km in one ride) on STRAVA.
That path disappearing in the distance always looks very promising. Have not touched the wires yet.
Quick stop just after the Botlek bridge. A sunny day!
Wanted to sit on one of these funny seats and have a snack.
This one seemed a bit too dirty to sit on.
On closer inspection it was covered with some strange stuff. Looked like razor sharp crystals, probably been growing there for years from fumes escaping the caged contraption nearby.
I sat somewhere else.
The road, the water, the windmills...
Another nice spot for a break and a bite
Stopped here to capture the arc framing the Maasvlakte in the background
Long stretches of road along the highway
But on the other side nice bike paths through the dunes...
... I will go there next time.
For now I want to be at the end before it gets dark.
What a sight! And what a scale, everything seems bigger here.
Oh yeah. Now THAT is a bend in the road :)
Made it. As far as you can go.
Excellent, some new furniture. Dinner time!
Sat here in the fading light, waiting to get dark. Beautiful.
Nijlhaven again, now by night. Temperature dropped rapidly and had to put on some extra clothes quickly.
On the way back. Sat down here a while, taking in the lightshow.
The arc of lights to the left....
...and to the right. No furniture here, just sitting on the bikepath.
Roadworks close to the Suurhof bridge. Heavy equipment, steam, noise, burly men in orange overalls in blazing spotlights.
Then one of them suddenly did a cartwheel like a professional gymnast.
Certainly one of the most unexpected moments ever! I went on with a big grin on my face :)
Last resting point at the Waalhaven. Always pretty here in the middle of the water.
Another memorable trip. Not as hard as the first one, but.... Hehe, I don't want to say miserable hardships make better memories.....