Saturday, 28 June 2014

Windy Windmills

Can you count how many windmills are behind me here in the Kinderdijk area next to the town of Alblasserdam? Let's just say that there were a lot of them. Eric, Astrid and I have had some very flat but superbly scenic rides here in the Netherlands. There's endless quiet bike paths and town roads to explore and, when riding with Eric, get horribly lost on. Today we parked the car at the small village of Noorderloos and spent about 30 min wandering around trying to find it again at the end of the day. At least we highly amused the patrons at the local pub as we rode by about 3 times while scratching our heads.

When you're not being delayed by the numerous train crossings, there's always boat crossings and drawbridges. 

The towns are almost impossibly pretty, with canals, boats, nice brick city centres, and well-kept houses.

Some shots here of the local wildlife...