Sunday, July 13, 2014

All the fun of the Fair





 
There were 11 on our ride today  and we ended up in the old Roman town of Caerleon.   What a beautiful day for it,  sun but not too hot, a nice 20 C with a slight breeze.  Looking for somewhere to have a cuppa and a sandwich we stumbled on the annual Fair and all our needs were more than met.  We even had some medieval music thrown in.
 
A great day out. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Netherlands

Amsterdam.
 
Somewhere I've always wanted to visit. 
We spent 3 days walking the City so had a good feel for it by the end.  Bikes rule and come at you from all directions, even walking is a nightmare as you have to be continually alert, so crossing the road is fraught.  Because when doing that, you also have cars, trams, and buses to contend with, they all have separate lanes and sometimes they are travelling in different directions.  We saw a few tourists who were knocked down by the bikes.  Also scooters are allowed to use the bike lanes!!!  So not a relaxing city to stroll around.
 
Outside the city its more relaxing and the Dutch  are very friendly.  We were there for a few of their World Cup games and virtually everyonewears something orange.  
 
 
 
 
 
 




Ghent.
 
A different pace here and far more relaxing.