words and art by w a l t e r w s m i t h

Lovethybike is a great blog that I’ve recently discovered. And now in this post an exploration of one of my favorite countrys, The Netherlands is featured. I once had the pleasure of biking through various parts of Central Holland. It is an experience I will never forget.

Love thy bike

After a non stop tasting of Gouda cheese our bellies look like well-rounded wheels, we could easily roll out of Gouda, instead we are pedalling.   Today, where ever we end up, we will have to catch a fast train to the Hook of Holland.  We have a ferry to catch back to England.  Rotterdam seems a good place to catch a train.  Our destination is decided.

The open pastures of dairy-farming lay before us.  The distinct black and white blots of the Friesian cows surround us.  As they munch happily on the lush green grass we pedal with smiles on our faces… this scene is a reminder of home.  The three of us feel as if we are back in rural New Zealand.

Canals and drains break up the pastures and our pebbly cycle trails criss crosses each other like something from a crossword puzzle.  It begins…

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2 responses

  1. A good find!

    October 4, 2012 at 7:30 pm

  2. Yes it is. I loved my biking experience through Holland in 1990.

    October 6, 2012 at 10:08 pm

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