I write this in my tent listening to the sounds of the evening birdsong and the wind in the trees.
This morning I had breakfast at the hotel and then rejoined my route which took me through the town centre and then out once again onto the country lanes.
With the exception of the lycra-clad road cyclists I didn’t see any one wearing a helmet. Scooter riders share many of the cycle lanes and most of them don’t wear helmets either.
The landscape is quite different to yesterday. There are a few slopes here and there and there’s noticeably less water about (still a lot though!).
The weather was sunny in the main part. There were two heavy showers during the day, but both times I was lucky enough to be cycling through villages that offered forms of shelter.
At around 5pm I searched for a nearby campsite and found one just a short cycle away. I have a great spot for my tent under some trees. The neighbours pitched their tent under a pear tree and from time to time I hear pears hitting their tent 🙂
Once I’d got the tent up I went for a swim in the river near the campsite. The sun was out and low in the sky and there was no-one else about. A great way to unwind after a day of umm unwinding.
As I had two big meals already I had a light dinner of porridge, half an unripe pear and a coffee.
Utrecht to Arnhem, 81 km.