Friday, 2 August 2013

The longest day

It seemed like we had three days in one. A fantastic sleep on the ferry kept us going through the wind, rain, then heat as we cycled along up to The Hague following the costal bike route. What an amazing experience pedaling where every road has a cycle lane, even at roundabouts! Since I had a wobbly start it was great to get the hang of front panniers without fearingcertain death from all the lorries that were coming to and from the port. Our ride was brilliant, including the fast ferry to the hook of Holand

Setting off at last

Months of preperation finaly came to an end as we loaded up the van ready for the drive over to Hull. Last minute nerves crept in, fatigue didn't help. We were exhausted before we started our pedaling journey! I had a lovely send off from work on my last Friday, I came home with flowers, cards, lots of hugs, money for my new camera, neon plasters, heat rub, anti diahrea tablets and email addresses. After last goodbyes from family and friends on Tuesday, we drove to the port where we were able to board nice and early and have a few hours of relaxation.