DAY 3 – We boarded the ferry to Hook of Holland and went straight to our cabin to eat the provisions we had stocked up on in Morrison’s earlier in the day. The cabin was small but perfectly clean and tidy. After a quick wander of the boat, we basically used the time on board to get some decent sleep!
Waking to the repeated boat-wide alarm telling us to get up and get ready to disembark, we packed up and were riding off the boat through immigration and into Holland by 8am.
We followed one of the many bike paths that led into Rotterdam, first through open fields, then along a river, where the wind gave a noticeable chill to the late September air. In all we rode about 35km into the centre of Rotterdam. We got lost on a few occasions where we missed a few of the signs, but overall the signposts and the general state of bike paths in Holland is amazing, as we would continue to experience over the next few days.
In Rotterdam it took a while to find the city centre and then locate a tourist information who could point us in the direction of a campsite, but we eventually arrived at the only camp site in Rotterdam, where for 19 Euro we got a pitch for the night.
We used our time to get organised and find some dinner for the evening, before settling down in the tent.
Distance: 62km total
Time: 5 hours