Wednesday, September 25, 2013

24 September - Valkenburg - The Netherlands

Hired a car in The Hague today and drove to Valkenburg, which is my birthplace in Limburg in The Netherlands. After a couple of weeks of overcast and sometimes wet weather, today was more like a sunny day. Plenty of people out on motorbikes today. I will be staying here 6 nights and visiting all the places I can remember from way back in 1956 when my family emigrated to Australia.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

10 September - Amsterdam

As you can see, I have not been on either bike for a while. I am currently in the Netherlands visiting family and am really hanging out for a bike ride. I don't think I will fit it in to my current trip. While hire cars are quite cheap here, renting a decent bike (as opposed to an underpowered scooter) is quite expensive. Also the weather here is very changeable at the moment.

Visited the restored Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam a couple of days ago mainly to view the Rembrandt's, Vermeers and the Van Goghs. Wonderful day out. Really looking forward to bike ride when I get back to Oz.