Biking and hiking
Egmond-Binnen Travel Blog› entry 14 of 23 › view all entries
June 5th, 2010 – by: ik-ben-10eke
Husband visits frequently and was aware of roadworks, so we decided to travel a scenic route: Beemster, Stompetoren, Alkmaar, Egmond, Bakkum. Ofcourse we missed a sign at the circular road around Alkmaar so we also passed Broek op Langedijk and Sint Pancras, which are picturesque villages.
Finally we arrived, got the bikes off, and got settled in our little trailer.
After a little while we took our bikes and went to Castricum for an ice-cream at Marx O-Larry's.
So we climbed two rows of dunes, which took us out of the woody area, ehh... no nice shaded picnic spots to be found there. Back again, climbing those dunes, and racing them down again. At the crossroads we headed south, and it did not took long before we found us a nice spot.
Here we sat for awhile, saw some rabbits playing and hopping across a small trail and had a marvellous view towards Egmond Binnen with the abbey buildings.
When at the campgrounds again I started reading while husband played his guitar. We even had an audience, a little kid liked it so much that her mother came to listen, and both applauded when the mini concert was over.
Before we went to bed I wanted a little walk on the campgrounds, but it turned out we took a hike to the beach. Almost midnight, so it was already dark for over half an hour, and our feet almost touched the low surf. Still busy at the beach though, there was a guy singing at one of the beach restaurants, and we saw even people coming out of the water.
The sand of this part of the beach is trampled by hundreds, maybe thousands of feet every day, so we decided to return to the campgrounds again. It was a bit overcasted so we could see no stars, and when entering the tree tunnels again my eyes had trouble seeing even the difference between light and dark grey. But it was a nice hike, and when at the trailer I picked up my book again for a little nightcap.
Well spent, very relaxed day it was.
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