Today we’re back on track! We started the day at 8.30 after packing up all our stuff onto the bikes. We set off, down a huge hill towards Maastricht, from where we cycled towards Belgium.
On the way we went through lots of really old pretty villages. This photo doesn’t really show how pretty or how steep this road was! It was lovely with the morning sun shining down the street.
As we were cycling along, we saw an older couple obviously also on a cycling holiday. The woman had paniers and the man had a one wheeled trailer which even had a yellow flag on it! This made us laugh because it looked just like us but then in 40 years time. Hopefully we’ll still be cycle touring then 🙂
Unfortunately we saw a bit too much of this again today:
We had our first break in Maaseik, in Belgium. Sander and I went here on holiday three years ago, so it was lovely to be back!
The road out of Maaseik was truly awful – we were very glad to be back in the Netherlands with smooth paths after that.
The rest of our cycle was rather uneventful. It was very straight and we didn’t have the best route – we knew this would be the case today though when we planned the ride.
Finally we arrived at our campsite in Zandoerle, at 17.15, just a couple of kilometers away from Eindhoven.
The campsite is really cute, everyone has their own private little green. It’s full of squirrels and birds! Very peaceful.
Today’s cycle was 104km in total, just as we arrived at the campsite we reached 500km. That means we’re very close to half way through the tour now!
Unfortunately I do seem to have injured my ankles somehow. It hurts in the back of my ankle, on my Achilles tendon, so I have probably not been pedalling properly, or my seat is slightly too high. I hope that tomorrow everything will be back to normal so that we can carry on according to plan!