Pilgrimspath

Part 4 - From Reeuwijk to Gouda

"De wereld is van mij."

Reeuwijk - Gouda

After a two-week break, we went for a shorter walk through the Dutch polders. This Sunday, we had a late start because the first bus from Gouda to Reeuwijk arrived around lunchtime. We walked a little over 18km in less than four hours, bringing the total to 80km.

This time, we were walking on a typical Dutch winter day: cloudy and gray with freezing temperature! The canals were covered with a layer of ice. Not thick and robust enough for allowing an old-fashioned Dutch winter scenery when skaters are gliding over frozen canals. It didn’t keep a swimmer from diving into the cold  “Reeuwijkse plassen”!

Despite this “dark day before Christmas,” we enjoyed the Dutch landscape with its animals. Swans, herons, and many other birds thrive in this green landscape. The little pony guy or girl was curious to see us coming closer and allowed me to take a cute picture. It did not step aside but let us pass without any problems.

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Date

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Distance

11.40 miles
18.35 km

Moving Time

3:53:31
hours

Weather

6°C
covered sky, crisp

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