Travelsonabike2 England Sunday 30th-July-2023

Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is cycle touring in Europe Sunday, 30th-July-2023. Hook of Holland, Netherlands to Harwich, England. By ferry. What a boring waste of a day. Although it was quite nice talking to some of the other cyclists at the campsite. Who had also tried to get on last night’s ferry. Initially, I thought they were all being lazy and not getting up and going.

All my dithering about yesterday annoyed me, even more, today when I realised I don’t have to be home as early as I thought! It’s only a day later. But maybe I could have cycled down to Calais. Which is easily said afterwards when I’m out of the wind sitting in a bar. That wind today was pretty strong and after Amsterdam, I would have been cycling directly into it.

I like the way they load bikes on this ferry

Now that I’ve got an extra day I’m debating whether I should cycle directly home or go on a detour. Although I was looking at the map this morning and nowhere sprang to mind. And the weather doesn’t look particularly good either.

Getting back into England was a nightmare, border patrol is so slow these days. I was fifth in line, yet it still took over half an hour to get through. And then of course, while waiting it started to rain.

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