Normally around this time of year I only sleep under a sheet, so I don’t feel the cool air from the AC blowing over my legs or body. The AC hasn’t been switched on, yet. There’s still a thick duvet on my bed, and almost two weeks ago I had two of them keeping me warm during the night.
Later today it will be 21° C / 70° F, my long overdue plan to travel the countryside, read a book in the shade of a tree, have a coffee on an outside terrace in a town not called Amsterdam can come to fruition. The only thing I haven’t decided on which way to travel is… do I go north towards Waterland / Purmerend, or west Oostzaan / Zaandam. Going east I could end up in Weesp or near the castle of Muiden, or south Ouderkerk along the Amstel river.
*BTW, we don’t have mountains in the Netherlands, the one we call a mountain is only a hill with a height of 348 meters in the deep south of the country, just outside Maastricht.