Veluwe - Day 6 : National park the Veluwe
This morning we did get up before the camping store closed. We made eggs for breakfast. The rest of our food was still edible as long as we ate around the wet parts. Today we went to the national park part of the Veluwe. When we were waiting in line, many girls cycled by. There was someone among us that really enjoyed that. We cycled through the park for a long time. It was pretty but also a bit artificial. After lunch, we went closer to the center of the park. Koen said he could make his bike jump and almost succeeded. Bram also tried and said we probably looked like a bunch of kangaroos. Koen wanted to make a joke about jumping other things but could restrain himself.
In the center of the park was a museum which we visited. I know it's bad, we're getting older. There was much information about the different kinds of animals that live in the park. We wanted to stay until twilight to have a good chance to see wild animals. When it got dark, we started walking and ended up at a lookout area. There was a class of children who kept running in and out screaming. There wasn't a big chance we would see deer that way, so we kept walking. On a small dirt road, we suddenly saw a small wild boar. It stood still and kept looking at us. Eventually, it walked an entire circle around us and then darted into the woods. Many parts of the park were man-made. You would see a section of evergreens, then that would suddenly stop, and a perfectly square bit of open meadows would start, a bit further were birch trees and yews, then some loose sand.
Because we hadn't bought food, we needed to go out to dinner again. Just outside of the park was a small village. We didn't have any cash left, so first needed to find a bank. We found one immediately and 30 meters further a snack bar. Finally, some luck. Near the snack bar was an outdoor area with an "electricity museum" across the street. There were a bunch of high-power insulators with flower pots on them. We each ate a gigantuous portion of fries.
The way back to the campsite was easy this time. After Bram's stories about chemistry, we went to sleep. We now know everything about back titration, light thingies to determine density, differentdishesbacteriacounters, that are actually named differently, but I don't remember what. There were also a lot more thing buttons that go "brrrrrrrrr" when you press them :).
Our loop through the west of the Veluwe
Distance cycled: 75 km.