Drizzling in Dordrecht

To be honest, this could have been called ‘Hammering it down in the Hague’, ‘Raining in Rotterdam’ or ‘Pissing it down in Pannerden’. Let’s just say that it’s been rather wet.


Some first few days statistics:

– Thunderstorms endured on day 1: 1
– Sets of bike shorts currently wet: 2 (out of 3)
– Friends met up with since leaving: 4
– Total miles cycled: 165
– Number of times lost: too many to count

Managed 43 miles to Dordrecht on day 1 which included a LONG lunch to meet some friends for lunch in Rotterdam, followed by 65 miles to Leersum on day 3 and a paltry 47 today (on account of sleeping in a little).

Things learnt so far:

– Holland is wet. Especially in the last week of August it would seem
– The city maps in my guide bear no resemblance to the reality whatsoever (I somehow left Carl and cycled almost completely the wrong way out of Rotterdam)
– People are very friendly (including the student who cycled with me for half an hour out of his way into the middle of Dordrecht to make sure I didn’t follow my random map and end up in Belgium)
– My Primus stove is A-mazing. It boils enough water for pasta in about a minute and nothing sticks to the pans. Not even porridge.
– I’m going to need to eat like a horse every day for the rest of this trip

Some images from the last few days…











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      • Nice that you’ve managed to snapspeed some sun into some… Almost looks like you’ve had some nice weather between lightning storms!

        • Actually on that first day there was some nice blue sky! Im quite liking the ‘drama’ presets on Snapspeed… Make some really dreary pictures into something much more interesting!

      • Assume there’s a “vintage” or “sepia” mode too? Anyway, stop processing and blogging (much as I like reading/seeing) and get lost some more! X

        • There is a vintage mode but I only like a couple of it’s effects. The bridge and possibly the clogs used it. It’s hammering it down outside and I’m just waiting for a break to try to pack up!

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