Tuesday, 26 October 2010
In Holland, between visiting Utrecht and Amsterdam, we also stayed in a small town called Leersum. The town itself is surrounded by great forests with marked walking paths, lakes, and gentle hills (steep by Dutch standards!).
We took a picnic of sandwiches and salad, and enjoyed meandering along the woodland paths, stopping much too often to take photographs of striking fly agaric toadstools in varying states of decay. The coloured posts marking out the different routes were difficult to spot in places, but on the plus side, that meant they weren't intruding into the beauty of the landscape. The heavens opened for a few minutes and soaked us to the skin - but since the sun came out once the rain had blown over, we dried out again quickly enough.
It was a beautiful area, and we'll definitely go back.