Biking on the Weekend

It’s spring time and I time to get on my bike and go places. I normally don’t use my bike for daily routines and prefer to walk to the grocery store or to the train station to catch a train for school. The reason? I am afraid of hitting cars on the sides of the road. I rather walk and only use my bike during the weekend when the weather is nice. This particular Sunday evening the weather was warm enough for a ride along the harbor. The goal was to get to the movable dam gate in the waterweg at Hoek van Holland (Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier). I have to admit that I almost gave up near the end of the route but Johan kept telling me not to quit.

Final Destination is that white thing way down there.

biking in the Netherlands

I made it half way. Looking back.

biking in the Netherlands

Electric windmills for harvesting energy.

windmills in the Netherlands

A boat passes through the harbor.

shipping boat, Hoek van Holland

The left side of the gate.

movable dam gate, Hoek van Holland

The right side of the dam gate.

movable dam gate, Hoek van Holland

What a view. I kept thinking we must have one of this in Laos.

movable dam gate, Hoek van Holland

movable dam gate, Hoek van Holland

movable dam gate, Hoek van Holland

I wonder if I am the first Lao person to be standing here.

DJ at movable dam gate, Hoek van Holland

Please visit the website of the Keringhuis for more information about the Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier.

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