I did went up north, via the village of Zunderdorp, past the organic ice-cream shop (and NO, I didn’t stop there) and somewhere on the route I took a wrong turn. When you cycle or scooter through Waterland taking a wrong turn is never wrong, eventually you get to Zuiderwoude or in my case Broek in Waterland. After a cup of coffee I turned right towards Zuiderwoude and later reached the outskirts of Monnickendam.
First I drove through Hemmeland, a recreation park with small beaches and parts where dogs can roam freely. Later on I drove towards the harbour and past de Koperen Vis, since on the other side of the harbor there was a market were they sold smoked eel (not my cup of tea), but also freshly cooked mussels. That’s more like it!
After lunch I drove back the short route to Broek, and the long route to Amsterdam along the Broekervaart. Closer to the city I noticed I wasn’t driving as fast anymore, I was running out of ‘juice’. I had to make a decision do I go left and drive up two slopes, or do I go straight on and handle a steep bridge. I choose for the latter, but almost didn’t make it. I returned home on the last vapors, if you can call electricity that. Now I hope the batteries are full again so I can visit the ‘south’ and have a drink at my local.
Photo above is the tranquil village of Broek in Waterland along Havenrak, to the left and straight on is Broekervaart.