aka too little planning means more walking. This week we took a train away from The Hague to hike.
Chances are if there's a wrong way to turn, I'll take it, as this route clearly demonstrates. There was indeed a more direct way to the fort. However, since this was purely a mileage maker, there's no wrong way! But I was reading a Dutch hiking guide and following instructions for biking. Lesson learned? Spend more time before heading out studying the way. The other lesson learned? Followers rarely know when a calm leader is lost.
Our walk produced a righteous 14 km in lovely Overvecht. We saw one fort, which was underwhelming. The dog enjoyed a couple swims. We enjoyed the sunshine. When the afternoon got late, we hopped a bus back to the train station, saving ourselves the last sweaty three kilometers. One of the highlights was a slide down the staircase leading to the train station. Another was a zip line in a playground where we stopped for a snack. In all, it was an interesting urban hike.
Tick count: one. On the dog.
Our Sweden trip is five weeks away.