|Terminal 5 Heathrow|
At Amsterdam Schiphol we board the train for a lovely two-hour ride across Holland, along side fields and farms, crossing waterways and small towns. A familiar and calming landscape, delightfully flat.
|Train-scape across Holland|
By lunchtime in Groningen, we collect our electric bikes and have lunch by a canal side in the city.
Warm sun and we clamber into light garb. After excellent sandwiches and the first of Dutch beers we pedal out of the city northwest along the cycle paths. Waterways and flowers and sheep and cattle everywhere a cuckoo sings no more than a hundred metres away.