I don’t know that there is a better way to experience a foreign country. Sure, there’s a lot of time in the saddle. Occasionally there is an unfortunate crash of over eager bikers. Maybe just maybe you’d rather shop in those stores than just ride passed them… but for the most part…pedaling is a win-win.
I’m not a fan of helmet hair . In Holland they are not mandatory but as Many of you know, I need bubble wrap to protect myself so the “helmet optional” lifestyle is not for me!
But traveling by bike allows us to see parts of a country not accessible by bus or Uber. Today we navigated over locks and through tulip farms. We crossed mile long bridges and skinny causeways.
We waited for draw bridges and marveled at the engineering.
Hundreds of sheep joined us, unexpectedly for lunch! We all fell in love.
We visited a town that flooded in 1953 on February 1 and 78 people were killed. We saw the monument and heard how this towns loss provoked the water management systems to prevent flash flooding again. Holland is mostly below sea level
We celebrated a birthday!
After a 30 mile day there is nothing better than a hot shower, a cold beverage and a nice meal…and maybe some Advil! Cheers to Earning your dinner” while on vacation!