A beach tour... but its cold
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I arrived late at Tijs with Maikel we talked for a while before he left back and the time was being to go to sleep in his appartment of Scheveningen. So I prepared myself my mattress and the sleeping time was welcome after the previous week end where I was pretty hang over in the morning but also in great cosy feelings!
The hitch-hiking was hard for that reason, that I still felt the beer then!
I woke up late and went to meet tijs in town in the afternoon, we talked and did an improved city tour until we reached Jeroen's place where we had a meal, a pretty good vegetarian meal. After it, Tijs needed to leave to his driving class and I used the Internet in the meantime by the evening before I got ready to leave with the bike back to Scheveningen.
I got lost and it took me a while to find a passage to cross the harbour but I enjoyed the view and the calmness of the area by night.
We mostly talked about the deception I have towards my nikon d50 camera, who do not do great photos and to which the focus seems crap. Gosh I hate it!
I manage to make the computer works and use the Internet at Tijs and well did so until pretty late to update my blog!
Since I went to sleep, well on early morning.
Stephane, Tijs flatmates arrived, and we shortly talk as I had seem him as well last year. Jeroen arrived as well before Tijs did and started preparing a couscous meal. We ate and late on they went to rent a movie which was pretty good (The constant gardener). After all, I went to sleep more early than the previous night.
I woke early at the same time than everybody, and packed my things and used the Internet by morning before going away by mid-day to hitch-hike in direction of Arnhem to stay at Ernest in Overbetuwe (Randwijk).
Today though the public transport were on strike so I needed to walk from Scheveningen to Den Haag and did so but while pulling my thumb up as well a car brought me to the train station. It was a great and pleasantly warm sunny day but damn that the wind started to blow hard... that made it more fresh.
I managed to find some cardboard to write Arnhem and stood at the official Liftplaats designated by the authorities (the nice thing in the Netherlands... there is official hitch-hiking place along the road with appropriate signalisation). But actually the spot was rather shitty. It took long before a car stopped of young guys in a VW Van and hopefully for me they brought me all the way after the hitch-hiker hell city of Utrecht. From a tank station I did get another ride immediately to Ede, but the guy left me on the wrong side of the city thus I had to walk it all to be on the way of Wageningen.
The good thing though is that I managed to stop at the supermarket to buy some dutch things I want on my bag while travelling: Mayonnaise and ketchup in tube; peanut butter and stroopwafels.
Now I needed to reach Wageningen and catch the ferry to the southern part of the Rhine... though it was 6km and it was dusk now!