Author Topic: AndrewC's Nederland Noodle  (Read 5836 times)

Re: AndrewC's Nederland Noodle
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2017, 07:29:39 pm »
I left the campsite in waterproofs for a misty, zig zagging route following the Maas. I brightened up & I took the skins off.  Crossed the river at Grave, with a Market Garden memorial. Then straight main roads into Nijmegen, stopping for krokket met frites. 


A short while on I steered the bike between 2 bollards & clipped one with a rear pannier, sending me crashing to the ground. Only walking speed, a bloody knee, bruised elbow & my seat post had to be readjusted.


My digestion is still a bit off & I had to make a quick sprint for a bars loo as well.


Nijmegen was bustling, lots of young people wearing identical t shirts. New students ?


I found Bever & bought a New Thermarest. I'll have to bin the old one, couldn't see any one sleeping on the street to give it to, which is a good thing
Sat down with a bottle of iced tea & decided to head for a campsite at Groesbeek, stopped at Aldi on the way for rice, steak, salad & litre of milk. Tea was bought as well.
Campsite is the worst so far. Nasty sandy soil & it smells of dead badger.


Decided to cook before my shower, had started rice when I was hit by a massive thunderstorm with torrential rain.
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Re: AndrewC's Nederland Noodle
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2017, 07:58:24 pm »
Andrew. if you are looking for a camping mat, look for your local branch of Bever (Beaver).
Good quality outdoors store.

Oops - I think you already found one.

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Re: AndrewC's Nederland Noodle
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2017, 08:06:02 pm »

Nijmegen was bustling, lots of young people wearing identical t shirts. New students ?

I went to uni there. And it'll be intro weeks, it's usually the 2 weeks before start of term. I had mine when Gorbachev was abducted...

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Re: AndrewC's Nederland Noodle
« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2017, 08:06:16 pm »
At the rate that things are going wrong, I hope you know where your towel is...
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Re: AndrewC's Nederland Noodle
« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2017, 08:22:03 pm »
Yes, but it's damp & covered with grit.....


I was able to salvage the rice,  but the steak can wait for another day. Rain has abated a bit. 2nd brew on.
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Re: AndrewC's Nederland Noodle
« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2017, 08:27:15 pm »
I used to stay at the Oude Molen in Groesbeek.
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Re: AndrewC's Nederland Noodle
« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2017, 08:30:08 pm »
Andrew, you are welcome in Eindhoven if you need to dry out.

Talking about Groesbeek  ... I stayed in a B&B in a mental hospital at Grote Beek. But that's another story.

Re: AndrewC's Nederland Noodle
« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2017, 08:30:38 pm »
If you've still got a slate there I'll pop in for a few  ;)
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Re: AndrewC's Nederland Noodle
« Reply #33 on: August 31, 2017, 09:06:31 am »
At the rate that things are going wrong, I hope you know where your towel is...

With the digestive activity, should that read "trowel" ;D
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Re: AndrewC's Nederland Noodle
« Reply #34 on: August 31, 2017, 09:18:33 am »
The outdoor firm Bever use to be called Bever Sports. Cue much giggling. I never went into a shop to see what they sold.....
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Re: AndrewC's Nederland Noodle
« Reply #35 on: August 31, 2017, 09:19:01 am »
If you come anywhere near Amsterdam on your travels, give us a yell and I'm sure I can arrange you a beer or 2.

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Re: AndrewC's Nederland Noodle
« Reply #36 on: August 31, 2017, 04:55:01 pm »
You'll be right now you've got some tea bags.  8)
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Re: AndrewC's Nederland Noodle
« Reply #37 on: August 31, 2017, 07:37:22 pm »
It was a damp, drizzly night but no more thunder. Waited a bit to get things dry then headed off again. Picked up LF3 the Rhine path & followed that for a bit. Massive Uitsjmiter at lunch, thick bread, 3 eggs, nice ham & cheese, salad, cashews & honey mustard dressing.


Crossed the German border at Millingen then rode right back.  2 ferries & some more riding found me in Arnhem.  Very busy & looks worthy of further exploration.


Currently at Camping Warnsborn just outside the city. The Hoge Veluwe National Park is a short distance away,  that may be tomorrow's ride. There is a large gallery in the middle with an impressive Van Gogh collection.
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Re: AndrewC's Nederland Noodle
« Reply #38 on: August 31, 2017, 08:26:40 pm »
The Hertenstein museum in Oosterbeek is well worth a visit if you have the time.
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Re: AndrewC's Nederland Noodle
« Reply #39 on: August 31, 2017, 10:48:59 pm »
The Hertenstein museum in Oosterbeek is well worth a visit if you have the time.

+1 to that.

And not forgetting to go over the John Frostbrug with the superb museum on the city side with the personal accounts of various folk involved including the residents.

Both were highlights of the tandem tour and where we discovered Holland has hills!

Re: AndrewC's Nederland Noodle
« Reply #40 on: September 01, 2017, 07:16:28 am »
These Dutch mozzies are evil  >:(
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Re: AndrewC's Nederland Noodle
« Reply #41 on: September 01, 2017, 09:39:12 am »
These Dutch mozzies are evil  >:(

Probably Scottish and on holiday over there.

Re: AndrewC's Nederland Noodle
« Reply #42 on: September 01, 2017, 08:30:50 pm »
Hung around to get stuff dry then into the park area & rode to the Kroger Muller museum where I spent all day looking at paintings & sculpture. The worlds 2nd largest collection of Van Gogh.


Out to a campsite at nearby Oterloo. Between reception & my pitch I managed to lose a pair of bibshorts & my Tilley hat! Found them both picked up & on different fences later.


Annoyingly the showers nearest to me are closed & I'm too lazy to find others.


Spicy pork with rice & lots of tea.
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Re: AndrewC's Nederland Noodle
« Reply #43 on: September 01, 2017, 08:31:55 pm »
Is it wise to camp in an otter loo?
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Re: AndrewC's Nederland Noodle
« Reply #44 on: September 01, 2017, 10:00:07 pm »
Smells a bit fishy to me...
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Re: AndrewC's Nederland Noodle
« Reply #45 on: September 02, 2017, 07:02:48 am »
Brrrr!  I've only brought my summer sleeping bag & a liner.  Last night was clear & I was feeling chilly. Socks, leg warmers & woolly top tonight then.
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Re: AndrewC's Nederland Noodle
« Reply #46 on: September 02, 2017, 04:35:12 pm »
A poor nights sleep led to a lie in, which became a rest & washing day.
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Re: AndrewC's Nederland Noodle
« Reply #47 on: September 03, 2017, 09:24:11 pm »
On the road again with a bike festooned with still damp washing. A bit cool so long too & legwarmers.
Out of Otterlo & through Hartskamp on the main road then turned onto the first of many cycle paths.  This area is still the Veluwe, but not the fenced off park. Tracks go through shady woodland & heath covered with purple heather buzzing with insect life.  People out on every type of self propelled transport, bikes of all flavours, even a back to back recumbent tandem. A couple of Eliptgos, runners & horse riders. It warms up & becomes a lovely day.


At Beekbergen I found an open Albert Hein & bought some food & a bottle of Spiritus for the Trangia. A cafe provided beer & pizza, though the raw red onions on the topping are now causing side effects...


From here I follow minor roads until I pick up the LF3 which follows the Ijssel, after a couple more beers I camp at Deventer, not the best of sites, a noisy location with a railway nearby & chiming town clock!
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Re: AndrewC's Nederland Noodle
« Reply #48 on: September 03, 2017, 09:31:26 pm »
It's Monday tomorrow, I've got to be back at the Hoek for Friday evening. Any suggestions for a pretty route?
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Re: AndrewC's Nederland Noodle
« Reply #49 on: September 03, 2017, 10:00:11 pm »
Why not head towards Groningen and catch the train back to Den Haag?