This rather unhappy group is getting ready for our dramatic 10 km ride in the stormy rain a couple of weeks ago. We (Rob and I, emphatically NOT the kids), wanted to test the rain gear, so on a blustery, downpourish evening, set out into the wind on the bayfront trail. Rain was pelting sideways, the waves were crashing, the kids were unhappy, and yet, the rain gear kept them dry, with the exception of their feet. Through it all, they kept pedalling. We have now assured the kids that they won't experience any worse weather than this in Holland. The faulty rain booties have been exchanged for real rubber boots, so all feet will be dry on wet biking days.