We left Lundie after a week of rest on the 7th of July and took the ferry from Edinburgh to Zeebrugge. We had to push it a bit along the dutch coastline up to Amsterdam to make it in time for the Worlcup final on Sunday evening. So we had our first 120 km day between Middelburg and Den Haag. An experience to be at the Museumplein in Amsterdam between 100.000 orange happy people but what a disappointing match...
And on we went towards the Afsluitdijk, Friesland and Groningen in amazing summer weather in Holland which is sometimes a bit too hot for cycling (30 degrees).
Dan had a huge pin in his tyre just when we came off the Afsluitdijk (30 km against the wind on a dyke :-().
The first week gave us a good impression of what we want to improve/where the sore points are. So we spent our resting time in Groningen buying new shorts (bums hurt already...), picking which clothes to leave behind to make the panniers lighter and adjusting things on the bikes.
On Monday we start the cycle south towards Zutendaal and Germany.
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