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

A biker’s delight. Holland.

Love thy bike

Today was going to be a cycle of the complete unknown – we had no idea where we were going.  Last night the city of Haarlem had given us a live music concert, a much-needed hearty meal and a very comfy bed for the night.

At the time the question of ‘ Where to next?’ wasn’t required…

The following morning the entire Netherlands lay before us.  Directions for far-flung places were waiting to guide us out of the city.  It was a matter of close your eyes and like candy in a candy shop, take your pick and hope each morsel is full of wonderful surprises.

That is what we did.   A postcard stand had a photo of a city called Gouda.  The photo was of wheels of yellow cheese lying in row’s on cobbled pavements.  Our curiosity made us decide to end our day there.  Simple!

Our departure…

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