I have my ChipKaart for the tram, but if I didn’t, I could go to this attendant at a kiosk in the tram where I could also get directions and a map if needed. Yes, they really have these!
Nigel carts our bikes down his stairs
Nigel doesn’t want to wear me out my first day, but he knows my passions, and has planned a ride to show me some bike infrastructure he knows will interest me.
Nigel’s first surprise: a chain ferry! I’ve never seen anything like this before but apparently they’re not unusual in Holland. I can’t wait to work it, which I do. For the sake of video, Nigel agrees to be the reluctant subject.
At Baambrugge we make a big loop riding back over the Rijn Kanal via the Liniebrug bike/pedestrian bridge (Opened Sept 2018).
But even on the *regular* bridges, like the one we ride 3 miles later, look at the breadth of that two-way bike lane. That thing is 12’ across!
What a great day. Nigel is so easy to be with. I already had really warm feelings for him, but to finally to be riding together with him is wonderful. We do a lot of laughing, a lot of breathing, a lot of talking. And tomorrow will be even better. We plan to make our first trip together - a whole other level of discovery - to Ghent.
Or so we think.