Monday, June 13, 2011
Sunday and Monday
Sunday was really quite lovely weather and we took advantage of that by doing some laundry. I know, this house does have a clothes dryer but for whatever reason it seems to take FOREVER to dry things like jeans. So we were good Dutch ladies and in the back garden, in the sunshine, put the clothes rack and our wet jeans. Perfect. We also took advantage of the sun to take a lovely bike ride - just because we could. (sorry but the photos got put on the computer without internet access - so you'll have to take my word for it) We visited 3 windmills, fairly nearby and then rode along the water [Harlemmertrekvaart] and into the lovely little town of Warmond.
It stormed through most of the night and also this morning. So our plans for another bike ride were shelved and we were happy to have a car. Today was also a holiday, 2de Pinksterdag (second Pentecost day). On this day, several castles are open to the public which are normally closed. We visited Kasteel Endegeest, just a short way away. It originally dates from the 1300's. There have been several remodels and restorations and it is quite lovely.
On the way home we noticed this stork nest