Today we started our tour. For the first day we decided to cycle to Nijverdal, a town in Overijssel where Sander’s grandma lives.
We set off just after 8.30 this morning, luckily we had good weather for most of the day!
As we left, Dad cycled with us for a bit and made this video of us: Starting our tour
At around 10.30 we arrived in Hoogeveen, unfortunately a bit too early for the best chips in the north of the Netherlands so we ate some sandwiches and carried on.
From there we cycled towards Ommen. Around 5km before arriving in Ommen I saw someone cycling towards us that I thought I recognised: it was Terry, on his way to my parents from Deventer!
In Ommen we stopped for an ice cream at the place we always go to when we’re in the area and then carried on again.
The photos above are at my favourite part of Ommen – I think it’s so beautiful there. On the left behind the windmill is the campsite that Sander and I camped at on our first holiday together 🙂
At 13.50 this afternoon we arrived at Sander’s grandma’s house in Nijverdal after an 85km ride. Today is the second shortest day of the tour, so this afternoon and evening we are relaxing lots and being looked after by Sander’s grandma so that tomorrow we will be ready to ride again!