Summer 2019 at the end of my European tour I hope you have a great Christmas. Enjoy your New Year, wherever you are. Safe travelling!
This is the second leg of my tour in the Netherlands - I was actually heading for Oosterbeek, about 5 kilometres from Arnhem. The first leg is here https://green-nomad.uk/2019/08/08/netherlands-amsterdam/ I left the Botsholland campsite early as I had about 100 kilometres to cycle.I thought of splitting the journey over two days, but a hill-less 100 … Continue reading Netherlands – Arnhem
This is the first post describing my five week cycling tour of Netherlands, Belgium and France in June 2019My journey to Harwich (including the trials of cycling in London) is in this post: https://green-nomad.uk/2019/06/23/paignton-to-harwich/I cycled 450 km in the Netherlands, here is my route to Antwerp. The crossing from Harwich was exceptionally smooth and I … Continue reading Netherlands – Amsterdam
After hiking and backpacking for years, I wanted to try cycle-touring. I've blogged my trip from Bristol to Brixham, which was a shakedown trip for this tour of 5 weeks in Netherlands, Belgium and France.For some reason, I was most apprehensive about getting to Harwich! I left on 8 June, letting the train take the … Continue reading Paignton to Harwich
It's a first-time experience for me, so I thought I'd jot down a few observations of cycling in the Netherlands.Basically, it's the same in Belgium, but I'd say Belgian drivers are not quite as relaxed. Arriving late at the ferry in Harwich, could only be bettered by being the last cyclist to leave the ferry … Continue reading Cycling in the Netherlands
Day 3 Although it was Sunday, I intended to get an early-ish start as I had to cross the Blackdown Hills to get to my last overnight stop, just East of Exeter. Here's my route: I had a decent breakfast and took advantage of the spotless, heated, shower block.My good plan was undone while doing … Continue reading Taunton to Brixham – via Exeter
After a good shower - the camp site charged for hot water, so I splashed out and had two 5 minute showers at 50 pence each - followed by a Thai green chicken curry, I slept well that night. For some reason, I found it really hard to get going in the morning and did … Continue reading Wells to Taunton
Walking and backpacking are a great way to get to remote areas - I've backpacked in the UK, Greenland, North Sweden and Norway. This is a pitch at Lake Valffojavirit, in Arctic Sweden, August 2018. There is something magical here, this was our third year in this area. I've been thinking of cycle-touring for a … Continue reading The journey