Day 73: June 30th, Bad Bentheim to De Pollen, The Netherlands
We had a big breakfast, thanks to the kitchen in our room.
It was a bit wet and grey, but not bad, and we covered the last 10 km of Germany quickly.
The part of the Netherlands we rode through is apparently very popular for weddings. We saw a couple of brides, even though it was a Friday.
We found that often the cycle paths were better than the paralleled.
More rain to come, so we looked for a campground with cabins. We found one, and were happy to get it. It was cheap, but it also apparently hadn’t been opened up for the season yet: cobwebs and a grubby floor.
The campground itself was oddly empty. There seemed to be groups of wild children all over the place, and hardly anybody else. There was a bar (closed), a big lounge (locked up).
We had also read that most Dutch campgrounds don’t supply toilet paper. This was true here, but furthermore, there was no hand soap, hot water, or any way to dry your hands at the toilets. When we found the showers, we discovered the women’s section was locked, so Deb and I brushed our teeth in the men’s. No worries, because, like I said, there was hardly anybody around.
Distance: 50 km