The always unpredictable weather forecast predicted an incredible 27 degrees C at midnight, and some thunderstorms, bringing an end to the unusual drought period in the Netherlands.
Time to go out!
Here in the incredible cold Heinenoord tunnel. Outside 30 degrees C, inside probably minus 10 when you go in there, sweating in your t-shirt...
Here I am at the Molenweg (nice 4km straight), in the middle of the Hoekse Waard, and the night.
Yep, very hot, lightning at the horizon.
Forecasters are right on this one.
The lightning app works :)
Then the rain started, lightly. I went back over the unfinished Hoekseweg (also a, and even famous, 4km straight) which is being resurfaced. Tricky, some parts were yeah, unfinished.
Then all hell broke loose.
Heavy rain and frightning lightning. One is still burned in my mind's eye - it lasted for many seconds, striking in the same place.
No didn't stop to capture, was riding for my life on the flat and open landscape in the middle of a thunderstorm. Fun! Or F***ed!
Here back at the Heinenoord tunnel entrance. Pouring rain.
Rain makes rivers on the glass roof. Also had to dodge spiders while on the escalator. They thrive here in the night light and are webbing everywhere. No joke there are thousands of 'em here!
A rest at the bridge over the A15
A glimpse of work at the Maastunnel in the middle of the night. Do they work there day and night?
Shortly after this shot (about 02:30) a forktruck driver came out of that ragged tunnel. So probably yes. Good work, men.
Glad I went out, adventures are still available when you look for them.