Benelux-GermanySpring2013 travel blog

One many cows seen along the Maas River

Waiting for ferry near Kessel

Token windmill, after all it is the Netherlands near Besel

Horses near Maasbracht

Farmers market in Roermond

2nd of 2 Nuclear power plants along the Maas River we saw...

May 18 2013

Today we biked 55 miles for a total of 110 miles.

After a good breakfast at our hotel we left for another day on the road. It was not raining but still chilly and overcast. I dressed warmer today.

We headed south on the Maas river occasionally crisscrossing, but pretty much went straight south. Saw a lot of Horses, a variety of cows, and sheep along it's banks. Barges occasionally prowled the waters, mostly going upstream. Saw several small towns with predominately brick homes with beautiful gardens.

This weekend is a national holiday - Pinkerster - not sure exactly why this is a holiday. It turned out to be very hard to find a room on short notice. We went to several hotels along the way, only to find no vacancy. The staff at these hotels were extremely helpful trying to find a home for the night. Finally we did find a hotel in Stein-Urmond. A bit more than we usually like to pay. 50% more, because it is a holiday. Bummer. Oh we'll, plan ahead next time.

Had dinner of salmon and asparagus with hollandaise sauce - truly wonderful. Pam a vegetable lasagna.

Tomorrow we head for Maastricht and will stay here for 4.5 days.

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