The first big day! – Around 80km of hard road and first hard times.
The weight of the backpack made feel nervous for the first time about this trip. The kind of nervous feeling before a vacations, when you wake up in the morning and pack all the stuff left around, get delayed a bit and have friends saying goodbye to you.
However this is a trip of one year, I said goodbye to everyone for minimum 2 months (Simone, Alex and Dori), other I will only see in a year (Tiff). But to my brother Rui, my little sister Dori, my good neighbour Simone and my Italian friend Paolo I thank you so much for being there in the moment of my departure.
Followed Amstel River for some km’s, my sleeping bag felt in the first one! (fixed that problem) in the direction of Muider. Muder Castle is beautiful (See photo section)! In the contrary hated “Flevoland” – the new land.
Built after the IIWW, it looks some Sim City like and so desert it hurts to the eye just by looking at, worst 30km, basically in a straight line where I couldn’t see the end of it (See photo section).
Only good thing about it, Sunset and the fact that I could hear Jazz far away from time to time 😀
Got in Lelystade it was already night, camped and woke up for a new day.
Other funny things that happened:
- Chain broke 30km after departure – manage to fix it 😀
- Repacked and left some weight behind with view to a castle (See photo section)
- A bug got straight into my eye
- Met a experienced cyclist on the road (See people section)
Birdhouse, thanks for the invisible and distant strength 🙂
Next post in a few days!