2017 But's Adventure travel blog

On the Fiedspad to Vianen

Leerdam, glass museum coffee break

Only €475 !!

Coffee with riding buddies Cheryl & Kevin,

Leaning tower Pisa - Dutch style

These bikes are very popular

Lots of these bikes, set up to carry your 12 month old...


Thursday

We started the ride from Gorinchem about 9am, again passing through a number of very small villages along narrow country lanes, passing Heukelum a lovely small port, and then Leerdam a village renown for it's glass ware. We had a coffee break at their glass museum workshop. Unfortunately the glass pieces were very expensive, one beautiful fruit glass platter €475 - ouch!

On the way to our lunch stop at Schoonrewoerd, Albert took a small diversion to show us Holland's version of the leaning tower of Pisa. A small brick church tower in a non-descript village of Acquoy. The brick tower was on an excessive lean, ironically in the grave yard in front of the tower was a head stone of a person call "Pisa" - a tad corny!

After lunch the wind picked up big time, which made the riding harder at times, heading straight into a very stiff headwind, or cross wind. Later in the afternoon we had a great run into Vianen with a nice tail wind all the way. Vianen is our port town for the night.

Today's ride was about 45km, again sunny and about 25C. Again the route was along many quite farm roads and Fietspads (bike paths).

Tomorrow (Friday) is our last day riding into Amsterdam via Utrecht, it is forecast to be much cooler.



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