Today we had such a good day! We had great weather and following the LF routes is really nice because you don’t have to keep looking at a map. We just carried on cycling and cycling and cycling!
Just after our first coffee break we saw some wild horses in the heath:
Soon after that we realised that the book we are using to follow the LF1 Noordzee route – published in 1995 – isn’t correct anymore. We ended up way off track, but thought we may as well just follow the route as they probably changed it for a reason. Then we entered the port of Rotterdam – this went on for kilometers and kilometers, but luckily it was really quiet. Maybe because it’s Saturday? We then saw signs saying Hook of Holland. As we carried on cycling we came to a point where we had to turn left, heading towards the water. It turned out that we had to take the ferry from Maasvlakte to Hook of Holland! Here we had to wait for 45 minutes before the boat came.
From the Hook of Holland we cycled towards Den Haag along a beautiful path through the dunes. This path was so busy it was like being on a motorway!
Once we got to Den Haag, we turned off of the route because there was somewhere special I wanted to visit: the vegetarian snackbar! So we cycled all the way from Scheveningen to Den Haag central station. We had both never been to Den Haag before and were both amazed by how huge, busy and chaotic it was. Just Den Haag itself was a whole new experience!
From there we cycled to the campsite where we had made a reservation in Noordwijkerhout. When we arrived there was really loud music, as tonight there is a festival going on at the campsite. We decided this might not be the place for us and carried on to a different campsite around the corner which luckily still had space for us! This brought our ride today to 107km.